April 4, 2017

General microbiome

Diversity of fungus-growing termites (Macrotermes) and their fungal symbionts (Termitomyces) in the semiarid Tsavo Ecosystem, Kenya – R Vesala – Biotropica

Indole signalling and (micro)algal auxins decrease the virulence of Vibrio campbellii, a major pathogen of aquatic organisms – Q Yang – Environmental Microbiology

Large population study shows that adolescents with celiac disease have an increased risk of multiple autoimmune and nonautoimmune comorbidities –  A Assa – Acta Paediatrica

In vitro fermentation of oat β-glucan and hydrolysates by fecal microbiota and selected probiotic strains – JL Dong – Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture


Human gut microbiome

Gastric microbiota features associated with cancer risk factors and clinical outcomes: A pilot study in gastric cardia cancer patients from Shanxi, China – G Yu – International Journal of Cancer


Animal microbiome

Host species shapes the co-occurrence patterns rather than diversity of stomach bacterial communities in pikas – H Li – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


Plant, root and soil microbiome

Phylloplane bacteria increase the negative impact of food limitation on insect fitness – GL Olson – Ecological Entomology

Bodyguards: Pathogen-Derived Decoys That Protect Virulence Factors – JK Paulus – Trends in Plant Science

Response of the rhizosphere prokaryotic community of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) to elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration in open-top chambers – M Szoboszlay – Microbiology Open

Draft Genome Sequence of Pseudomonas putida Strain GM4FR, an Endophytic Bacterium Isolated from Festuca rubra L. – F Wemheuer – Genome Announcements

Phytoremediation of Petroleum-Contaminated Soil in Association with Soil Bacteria – P Pokethitiyook – Phytoremediation

Phytoremediation of Salt-Impacted Soils and Use of Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) to Enhance Phytoremediation – KE Gerhardt – Phytoremediation

Genomic identification and characterization of the elite strains Bradyrhizobium yuanmingense BR 3267 and Bradyrhizobium pachyrhizi BR 3262 recommended for cowpea inoculation in Brazil – J Leite – Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

Effect of elevated nitrate on biodegradation of pentabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-99) and change in microbial communities during groundwater recharge with tertiary-treated municipal wastewater – Y Yan – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

The tale of a neglected energy source: Elevated hydrogen exposure affects both microbial diversity and function in soil – M Khdhiri – Applied and Environmental Microbiology


Water and extremophile microbiome

Production and persistence of bacterial and labile organic matter at the hypoxic water–sediment interface of the St. Lawrence Estuary – M Hébert – Limnology and Oceanography

Comparative proteomics reveals signature metabolisms of exponentially growing and stationary phase marine bacteria – S Muthusamy – Environmental Microbiology

Spatiotemporal dynamics of bacterial community composition in large shallow eutrophic Lake Taihu: High overlap between free-living and particle-attached assemblages – X Tang – Limnology and Oceanography


Built environment

Coarse-graining bacteria colonies for modelling critical solute distributions in picolitre bioreactors for bacterial studies on single-cell level – C Westerwalbesloh – Microbial Biotechnology


Phages and Virus

Short-Sighted Virus Evolution and a Germline Hypothesis for Chronic Viral Infections – KA Lythgoe – Trends in Microbiology

Conflicting selection alters the trajectory of molecular evolution in a tripartite bacteria–plasmid–phage interaction – E Harrison – Molecular Ecology



*ReviewBioelectrochemical Systems for Measuring Microbial Cellular Functions – HMM Selim – Electroanalysis

Engineering bacterial thiosulfate and tetrathionate sensors for detecting gut inflammation – KNM Daeffler – Molecular Systems Biology

Impact of Contaminating DNA in Whole Genome Amplification Kits Used for Metagenomic Shotgun Sequencing for Infection Diagnosis – M Thoendel – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Genomics and Metagenomics in Microbial Ecology: Recent Advances and Challenges  – T Narihiro – Microbes and Environments

A metagenomic approach to decipher the indigenous microbial communities of arsenic contaminated groundwater of Assam –  S Das – Genomics Data

Optimization of a bioassay to evaluate Escherichia coli stress responses – B Cunha – IEEE


More microbes

*ReviewShapeshifting to Survive: Shape Determination and Regulation in Caulobacter crescentus – SA Woldemeskel – Trends in Microbiology


Microbes in news

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Common in Diabetic Foot Ulcers – S Gupta – Endocrinology Advisor

Fighting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in Food Animals – J Bartel – Veterinary Medicine News

Vets warn dog owners about potentially deadly bacteria lurking in water – A Lasker – Lifestyle

Magnetic brain stimulation causes weight loss by making gut bacteria healthier – The Endocrine Society – Science Daily

Vapour droplets from threatened orcas show pneumonia bacteria – Waterloo Region Record – TheRecord.com

Hitchhiking Earth bacteria could evolve to live on Mars – M Irving – New Atlas

Bionic leaf turns air, water, sunlight and bacteria into fertilizer – B Hays – UPI

Nicholls sophomore researches antibiotic-resistant bacteria – G Ohlmeyer – Houmatoday.com

What the Bacteria in Your Mouth May Reveal About Your Cancer Risk – SG Miller – Live Science

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