March 13, 2017.

Quite a few picks from Nature Reviews Microbiology as a fresh issue was released today. We also see some nice papers on microbial diseases. The post author’s highlight today goes to the interesting review from Thurber et al. on the virus section: Virus–host interactions and their roles in coral reef health and disease. Have a great week!

General microbiome

Review: Timing the day: what makes bacterial clocks tick?
Carl Hirschie Johnson – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Microbial diseases

Evolutionary Constraints on the Norovirus Pandemic Variant GII.4_2006b over the Five-Year Persistence in Japan.
Hironori Sato – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Anti-trypanosomatid drug discovery: an ongoing challenge and a continuing need Mark C. Field – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Commentary: The chicken or the egg? Changes in oral microbiota as cause or consequence of mucositis during radiation therapy
Stephen T. Sonis – EBioMedicine

Commentary: From bugs to brains: The microbiome in neurological health
Kyla A. McKay – Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders

Commentary: A Microbiome Foundation for the Study of Crohn’s Disease
Dirk Gevers – Cell Host & Microbe

Human gut microbiome

European consensus conference on faecal microbiota transplantation in clinical practice
Giovanni Cammarota – Gut

Commentary: Microbe Hunting Hits Home
Ivaylo I. Ivanov – Cell Host & Microbe

Commentary: Microbes and Diet-Induced Obesity: Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control
Peter J. Turnbaugh – Cell Host & Microbe

Review: The gut microbiome and microbial translocation in multiple sclerosis
Ali Mirza – Clinical Immunology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

COREXIT 9500 enhances oil biodegradation and changes microbial community structure of oil-enriched microcosms
Techtmann SM – Applied Environmental Microbiology

Soil formation and initial microbiological activity on a foreland of an Arctic glacier (SW Svalbard)
Dorota Górniak – Applied Soil Ecology

The response of soil microbial diversity and abundance to long-term application of biosolids
Abdul-Wahab Mossa – Environmental Pollution

Comparative analysis of metagenomes of Italian top soil improvers
Federica Gigliucci – Environmental Research

Water and extremophile microbiome

Legal immigrants: invasion of alien microbial communities during winter occurring desert dust storms
Weil T. – Microbiome

Built environment

Bacterial diversity on rock surface of the ruined part of a French historic monument: The Chaalis abbey
Agnes Mihajlovski – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Food microbiology

Diversity of the dominant bacterial species on sliced cooked pork products at expiration date in the Belgian retail
Wim Geeraerts – Food Microbiology


Agar-degrading bacteria isolated from Antarctic macroalgae – Folia Microbiologica
Roxana Alvarado & Sergio Leiva

Exploring the Antimicrobial and Antitumor Potentials of Streptomyces sp. AGM12-1 Isolated from Egyptian Soil
Maged S. Ahmad – Frontiers in Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Review: Virus–host interactions and their roles in coral reef health and disease
Rebecca Vega Thurber – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Review: Mimivirus: leading the way in the discovery of giant viruses of amoebae
Phillippe Colson – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Change in Emiliania huxleyi Virus Assemblage Diversity but Not in Host Genetic Composition during an Ocean Acidification Mesocosm Experiment
Highfield A. – Viruses

Techniques and methods

Review: Current state and applications of microbial genome‐scale metabolic models
Won Jun Kim – Current Opinion in Systems Biology

A Comparative Analysis of the Lyve-SET Phylogenomics Pipeline for Genomic Epidemiology of Foodborne Pathogens
Lee S. Katz – Frontiers in Microbiology

FurIOS: A Web-Based Tool for Identification of Vibrionaceae Species Using the fur Gene
Henrique Machado – Frontiers in Microbiology

Research Highlights (a few from today’s issue of Nature Reviews Microbiology):

Bacterial Physiology: Treadmilling runs bacterial division – Ashley York

Symbiosis: Wolbachia’s matchmaking secret revealed – Ursula Hofer

Bacterial Physiology: Persisters running out of energy – Andrea Du Toit

Bacterial pathogenesis: Hitching a ride with DCs – Yvonne Bordon

Microbes in the news

Light rain can spread soil bacteria far and wide, study finds
Science Daily – Paper by Young Soo Joung available here.

Novel antibiotic combination therapy overcomes deadly drug-resistant bacteria
Case Western Reserve University – EurekAlert!

Researchers track spread of multidrug-resistant bacteria in hospital sinks
University of Virginia – Paper by Kotay S. available here.

Microbes on the market

CRISPR patent results
Shimona Starling – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Global Microbiology Testing Market Present Scenario and Growth Prospects 2016-2021

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