March 3, 2017

Our post today has been remodeled after some small technical problems, but here’s your fresh Friday digest of microbiome papers!

Events and jobs

Full-time visiting faculty position in biochemistry and microbiology (2017-18)
College of the Holy Cross – Worcester, Massachussets

Microbiology Laboratory Technician
Symbio Laboratories – Brisbane, Australia

Team Manager – Microbiology
AstraZeneca – Cambridge, UK

27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Vienna – Austria

General microbiome

Cryptic biogeochemical cycles: unravelling hidden redox reactions
Andreas Kappler – Environmental Microbiology

Multi-site human microbiome

Microbe-microbe and host-microbe interactions drive microbiome dysbiosis and inflammatory processes
AD Proal – Discovery Medicine

The human microbiome: an emerging tool in forensics
Jarrad T. Hampton-Marcell – Microbial Biotechnology

The salivary microbiome is altered in the presence of a high salivary glucose concentration
J. Max Goodson – Plos One

Human vaginal microbiome

Review: The role of Escherichia coli in reproductive health: state of the art.
P. Cools – Research in Microbiology

Survival of vaginal microorganisms in three commercially available transport systems.
Allison L DeMarco – Anaerobe

Human gut microbiome

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Is Associated with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.
A. Fialho – Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease

Review: Roles of the intestinal microbiota in pathogen protection.
C. Ubeda – Clinical Translational Immunology

Atopic dermatitis and gut microbiota
M. Lindberg – British Journal of Dermatology

Editorial: The gut microbiota and psychiatric illness
Glenda MacQueen – Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience

Commentary: For Health Disparities, Don’t Ignore the Microbiome
Jennifer Abbasi – JAMA

Faecal microbiota transplantation protects against radiation-induced toxicity.
M Cui – EMBO Molecular Medicine

Multi-Omics Reveals that Lead Exposure Disturbs Gut Microbiome Development, Key Metabolites and Metabolic Pathways
Bei Gao – Chemical Research in Toxicology

Animal experiments

Transplantation of fecal microbiota from patients with irritable bowel syndrome alters gut function and behavior in recipient mice.
Giada de Palma – Science Translational Medicine

Targeting the Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis: Prebiotics Have Anxiolytic and Antidepressant-like Effects and Reverse the Impact of Chronic Stress in Mice
Aurelijus Burokas – Biological Psychiatry

Animal microbiome

Unraveling the processes shaping mammalian gut microbiomes over evolutionary time
Mathieu Groussin – Nature Communications

Transition of the intestinal microbiota of dogs with age.
H. Masuoka – Biosciences Microbiota Food Health

Comparative analysis of gut microbiota of mosquito communities in central Illinois.
EJ Muturi – PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Transformation, Proliferation, and Influence on Host Performance by Three Gut Bacteria in the Rice Water Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)
Yunshan Huang – Annals of the Entomological Society of America

Succession and dynamics of Pristionchus nematodes and their microbiome during decomposition of Oryctes borbonicus on La Réunion Island
Jan M. Meyer – Environmental Microbiology

MALDI-TOF MS identification of microbiota associated with pest insect Diabrotica speciosa
Bruno Perlatti – Agricultural and Forest Entomology

Culture-independent genomics of a novel chlamydial pathogen of fish provides new insight into host-specific adaptations utilized by these intracellular bacteria
Alyce Taylor-Brown – Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Syntrophobacteraceae-affiliated species are major propionate-degrading sulfate reducers in paddy soil
Pengfei Liu – Environmental Microbiology

Next-Generation Sequencing Analyses of Bacterial Community Structures in Soybean Pastes Produced in Northeast China
Mi-Hwa Lee – Journal of Food Science

Community Structure, Species Variation, and Potential Functions of Rhizosphere-Associated Bacteria of Different Winter Wheat (Triticum aestivum) Cultivars
AK Mahoney – Frontiers in Plant Science

Water and extremophile microbiome

Metagenomic analysis reveals unusually high incidence of proteorhodopsin genes in the ultraoligotrophic Eastern Mediterranean Sea
Vadim Dubinsky – Environmental Microbiology

Bacterial activity in hydrogenetic ferromanganese crust from the Indian Ocean: a combined geochemical, experimental and pyrosequencing study
PP Sujith – Environmental Earth Sciences

Stoichiometry of Prochlorococcus, Synechococcus, and small eukaryotic populations in the western North Atlantic Ocean
Steven E. Baer – Environmental Microbiology

Built environment

Microbial population dynamics in continuous anaerobic digester systems during start up, stable conditions and recovery after starvation.
N. de Jonge – Bioresource Technology

Spread from the Sink to the Patient: in situ Study Using Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) Expressing- Escherichia coli to Model Bacterial Dispersion from Hand Washing Sink Trap Reservoirs
Shireen Kotay – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Pre-print: How to name and classify your phage: an informal guide
Evelien M. Adriaenssens – bioRxiv

Review: Tumor-associated macrophages: implications in cancer immunotherapy
Amy J Petty – Immunotherapy

Predation by Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus significantly reduces viability and alters the microbial community composition of activated sludge flocs and granules
Shugeng Feng – FEMS Microbiology Ecology


The choice of the DNA extraction method may influence the outcome of the soil microbial community structure analysis
Sylwia Zielinska – MicrobiologyOpen

Comprehensive comparison of Pacific Biosciences and Oxford Nanopore Technologies and their applications to transcriptome analysis
Jason L. Weirather – F1000 Open Research

A High-Throughput Screening Platform of Microbial Natural Products for the Discovery of Molecules with Antibiofilm Properties against Salmonella
Sonia Paytubi – Frontiers in Microbiology

From reads to operational taxonomic units: an ensemble processing pipeline for MiSeq amplicon sequencing data
Mohamed Mysara – GigaDB


Highlights: Evolving as a holobiont
Lauren A. Richardson – Plos Biology

Microbes in the news

Gut microbes and poor artery health – researchers probe possible link
Jim Scott – CU Boulder Today

One thought on “March 3, 2017

  1. So many reposts still… whatever the system is you guys are using to spread the workload, there is a lot of room for improvement. Lots of people are not posting studies from their day (or even day before), but many weeks prior.


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