April 6, 2017


Microbial genomics expert : Basel, Switzerland via Nature Jobs

University Lecturer/University Senior Lecturer in Microbiology : Cambridge, United Kingdom via Nature Jobs


Microbiome Research

Review: Gut Microbiota Modulation and Its Relationship with Obesity Using Prebiotic Fibers and Probiotics: A Review  – Dinesh K. Dahiya – Frontiers in Microbiology

Mini-Review: Linking Diet to Colorectal Cancer: The Emerging Role of MicroRNA in the Communication between Plant and Animal Kingdoms – Manuela Del Cornò –  Frontiers in Microbiology

Comparative Analysis of the Gut Microbial Communities in Forest and Alpine Musk Deer Using High-Throughput Sequencing – Xiaolong Hu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Complex pectin metabolism by gut bacteria reveals novel catalytic functions – Didier Ndeh – Nature

State of the Art: The association of the skin microbiota with health, immunity and disease – Markus Egert – Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Human milk oligosaccharide composition predicts risk of necrotising enterocolitis in preterm infants – Chloe A Autran – Gut (BMJ)

Targeting the gut microbiota with inulin-type fructans: preclinical demonstration of a novel approach in the management of endothelial dysfunction  – Emilie Catry – Gut (BMJ)

Exposure to household furry pets influences the gut microbiota of infant at 3–4 months following various birth scenarios – Hein M. Tun – Microbiome (BMC)


Probiotics – Prebiotics

Antimicrobial Compounds Produced by Vaginal Lactobacillus crispatus Are Able to Strongly Inhibit Candida albicans Growth, Hyphal Formation and Regulate Virulence-related Gene Expressions – Shuai Wang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Oral administration of Lactobacillus gasseri SBT2055 is effective in preventing Porphyromonas gingivalis-accelerated periodontal disease – R. Kobayashi  – Scientific Reports

Commentary: Inulin prebiotic: is it all about bifidobacteria? – Sandrine Paule Claus – Gut (BMJ)



Relative importance of chemoautotrophy for primary production in a light exposed marine shallow hydrothermal system – Gonzalo V. Gomez-Saez – Frontiers in Microbiology

The ecology of acidophilic microorganisms in the corroding concrete sewer environment – Xuan Li  – Frontiers in Microbiology


Pathogen Research

A geographically widespread outbreak investigation and development of a rapid screening method using whole genome sequences of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O121 – Ken-Ichi Lee – Frontiers in Microbiology

Comprehensive Diagnosis of Bacterial Infection Associated with Acute Cholecystitis using Metagenomic Approach – Manabu Kujiraoka – Frontiers in Microbiology

In vitro transfer of methicillin resistance determinants mecA from methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) to methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) – Asinamai Athliamai Bitrus – BMC Microbiology

Effects of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Streptococcus mitis mixed infection on TLR4-mediated immune response in acute pneumonia mouse model – Chao Song – BMC Microbiology

Mosquito Microbiome Dynamics, a Background for Prevalence and Seasonality of West Nile Virus – Eva Novakova – Frontiers in Microbiology

Supplemental invasion of Salmonella from the perspective of Salmonella enterica serovars Kentucky and Typhimurium – Kevin Howe – BMC Microbiology

Whole-genome comparative analysis of Salmonella enterica serovar Newport strains reveals lineage-specific divergence – Jie Zheng  – Genome Biology and Evolution



Comparative genomic analysis of the class Epsilonproteobacteria and proposed reclassification to Epsilonbacteraeota (phyl. nov.) – David W. Waite – Frontiers in Microbiology

Evolutionary dynamics of CRISPR gene drives – Charleston Noble – Science Advances



Novel micelle PCR-based method for accurate, sensitive and quantitative microbiota profiling – Stefan A. Boers – Scientific Reports

A Novel Ultra High-Throughput 16S rRNA Amplicon Sequencing Library Preparation Method On The Illumina HiSeq Platform – Eric J. de Muinck – BioRxiv

Improving ancient DNA genome assembly – Alexander Seitz  – PeerJ (peer-reviewed)


Bioinformatic Tools

ATLAS (Automatic Tool for Local Assembly Structures) – a comprehensive infrastructure for assembly, annotation, and genomic binning of metagenomic and metatranscriptomic data – Richard Allen White III – PeerJ Preprints



Science Article Post: Ph.D. students face significant mental health challenges –  Elisabeth Pain

News: A deep dive into the genomes of penicillin fungi reveals a trove of potential drugs via Cosmos Magazine


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