April 1, 2017

Events and jobs

Asst/Assoc Collegiate-Track Clinical Microbiology Faculty – Virginia Tech

General microbiome

Salivary inflammatory markers and microbiome in normoglycemic lean and obese children compared to obese children with type 2 diabetes – Waleed F. Janem – PLOS ONE

Microbiome study finds children with type 2 diabetes more likely to have poor oral health – Ellen Goldbaum – Medical Xpress

Cross-talk among metabolic parameters, esophageal microbiota, and host gene expression following chronic exposure to an obesogenic diet – Nadeem O. Kaakoush – Scientific Reports

Review: Microbiome Tools for Forensic Science – Jessica L. Metcalf – Trends in Biotechnology

Book: Forensic Microbiology – David O. Carter

Review: The legacy of the past: effects of historical processes on microbial metacommunities – Máté Vass – Aquatic Microbial Ecology

Human respiratory microbiome

The microbiome and secondary lung disease in neuromuscular patients: Is it time to change our clinical practice? – Reply – Florian Stehling – Respirology

Human skin microbiome

Patterns in the skin microbiota differ in children and teenagers between rural and urban environments – Jenni Lehtimäki – Scientific Reports

Human vaginal microbiome

Transient microbiota exposures activate dormant Escherichia coli infection in the bladder and drive severe outcomes of recurrent disease – Nicole M. Gilbert – PLOS Pathogens

Vaginal bacteria can trigger recurrent UTIs, study shows – Science Daily

Human gut microbiome

Review: Diet and microbiota in inflammatory bowel disease: The gut in disharmony – Davy CM Rapozo – World Journal of Gastroenterology

The microbiome of professional athletes differs from that of more sedentary subjects in composition and particularly at the functional metabolic level – Wiley Barton – Gut

Animal experiments

NLRP12 regulates gut microbiota to suppress intestinal inflammation – Katrina Ray – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Animal microbiome

Community structure of the gut microbiota in sympatric species of wild Drosophila – Vincent G. Martinson – Ecology Letters

Defining Brugia malayi and Wolbachia symbiosis by stage-specific dual RNA-seq – Alexandra Grote – PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Researchers profile symbiotic relationship between bacteria and filarial nematodes – Medical Xpress

The Bacterial Community Found on the surface Purple Martin (Progne subis) Eggs – Beth A. Potter – The Open Ornithology Journal

Stable mucus-associated bacterial communities in bleached and healthy corals of Porites lobata from the Arabian Seas – Ghaida Hadaidi – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Relationship of microbial communities and suppressiveness of Trichoderma fortified composts for pepper seedlings infected by Phytophthora nicotianae – Margarita Ros – PLOS ONE

Two-year field monitoring shows little evidence that transgenic potato containing ABF3 significantly alters its rhizosphere microbial community structure – Ki Jung Nam – Journal of Ecology and Environment

Members of Gammaproteobacteria as indicator species of healthy banana plants on Fusarium wilt-infested fields in Central America – Martina Köberl – Scientific Reports

Review: From yogurt to yield: Potential applications of lactic acid bacteria in plant production – John R. Lamont – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Changes in soil bacterial community structure as a result of incorporation of Brassica plants compared with continuous planting eggplant and chemical disinfection in greenhouses – Tianzhu Li – PLOS ONE

Water and extremophile microbiome

Impact of selectively enriched microbial communities on long-term fermentative hydrogen production – R.K. Goud – Bioresource Technology

Co-invasion hypothesis explains microbial community structure changes in upland streams affected by riparian invader – Paul J. McInerney – Freshwater Science

Silver nanoparticles uptake by salt marsh plants – Implications for phytoremediation processes and effects in microbial community dynamics – Joana P. Fernandes – Marine Pollution Bulletin

Food microbiology

Identification of Microbial Profile of Koji Using Single Molecule, Real-Time Sequencing Technology – Wenyan Hui – Journal of Food Science

Probiotics / prebiotics

Roles of Probiotic Lactobacilli Inclusion in Helping Piglets Establish Healthy Intestinal Inter-environment for Pathogen Defense – Jiajun Yang – Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

Phages and viruses

Review: Intriguing interaction of bacteriophage-host association: An understanding in the era of omics – Krupa M. Parmar – Frontiers in Microbiology


Review: Are Next-Generation Sequencing Tools Ready for the Cloud? – Antonio Celesti – Trends in Biotechnology


Genomic Methods and Microbiological Technologies for Profiling Novel and Extreme Environments for the Extreme Microbiome Project (XMP) – Scott Tighe – Journal of Biomolecular Technology

In vitro gene expression-coupled bacterial cell chip for screening species-specific antimicrobial enzymes – Seok-Joon Kwon – Journal of Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Review: International Standards for Genomes, Transcriptomes, and Metagenomes – Christopher E. Mason – Journal of Biomolecular Technology

A comparison of sampling methods for examining the laryngeal microbiome – Alissa S. Hanshew – PLOS ONE

Microbes in the news

Probiotics For Babies: Why Your Baby’s Gut Health Is So Important –  Joy D’Souza – The Huffington Post Canada

NIH Wants to Test New Bacteria Therapy for Eczema – Maggie Fox – NBC News

Microbes on the market

Regulator OKs bacteria’s spread – Martin Cash – Winnipeg Free Press

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