April 12, 2017

A pretty broad Digest today, with a promising phylogenetic marker for fungal community studies, a new issue of the Journal of Microbiological Methods, and several news pieces, including one about brain stimulating for weight loss.


Microbiology Technician – Lonza America Inc

BMS Microbiology – South West England

General microbiology

*A new promising phylogenetic marker to study the diversity of fungal communities: the GLYCOSIDE HYDROLASE 63 gene – L. Pérez-Izquierdo – Molecular Ecology Resources

pH-Controlled Cerium Oxide Nanoparticle Inhibition of Both Gram-Positive and Gram-Negative Bacteria Growth – Ece Alpaslan – Scientific Reports

Human oral microbiome

The probiotics in dentistry: a narrative review – A.M. Pujia – European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences

Human ear microbiome

Microbiomes of the normal middle ear and ears with chronic otitis media – Shujiro B. Minami – Laryngoscope

Human gut microbiome

PrePrint: Household triclosan and triclocarban exposure impacts the adult intestinal microbiome but not the infant intestinal microbiome – Jessica V. Ribado – bioRxiv

Corrigendum: Antibiotic treatment at delivery shapes the initial oral microbiome in neonates – Luisa F. Gomez-Arango – Scientific Reports

Seven versus 10 days antibiotic therapy for culture-proven neonatal sepsis: A randomised controlled trial – Smriti Rohatgi – Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health

Animal experiments

Metabolic adaptation to the aqueous leaf extract of Moringa oleifera Lam.-supplemented diet is related to the modulation of gut microbiota in mice – Xiaoyu Gao – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Bioactive Molecule from Streptomyces sp Mitigates MDR Klebsiella pneumoniae in Zebrafish Infection Model – Lalitha Cheepurupalli – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Cassava foliage affects the microbial diversity of Chinese indigenous geese caecum using 16S rRNA sequencing – Mao Li – Scientific Reports

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Biological Control of Bacterial Fruit Blotch of Watermelon Pathogen (Acidovorax citrulli) with Rhizosphere Associated Bacteria – Mahesh Adhikari – The Plant Pathology Journal

Book Chapter: Ecological Restoration Techniques for Management of Degraded, Mined-Out Areas and the Role Played by Rhizospheric Microbial Communities – Prashant Pant & Pratibha Pant – Green Technologies and Environmental Sustainability

Abstract: Consistently inconsistent drivers of patterns of microbial diversity and abundance at macroecological scales – Hendershot JN – Ecology

Population densities of indigenous Acidobacteria change in the presence of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) in rhizosphere – Sadaf Kalam – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Abstract: Salinity and macrophyte drive the biogeography of the sedimentary bacterial communities in a brackish water tropical coastal lagoon – P. Behera – Science of the Total Environment

PDF: The Effects of Soil Environmental Factors on the Colonization of Marine Biocontrol Bacteria – Zenghai Bao – Journal of Residuals Science & Technology

Book chapter: New Generation DNA Sequencing (NGS): Mining for Genes and the Potential of Extremophiles – Bhagwan Rekadwad & Juan M. Gonzalez – Microbial Applications Vol.1

Effects of short-term warming and altered precipitation on soil microbial communities in alpine grassland of the Tibetan Plateau – Kaoping Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Effects of toxic organic flotation reagent (aniline aerofloat) on an A/O submerged membrane bioreactor (sMBR): Microbial community dynamics and performance – Weixiong Lin – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Environmental degradation results in contrasting changes in the assembly processes of stream bacterial and fungal communities – Heikki Mykrä – Oikos

Microbes in space

Transcriptomic changes in an animal-bacterial symbiosis under modeled microgravity conditions – Giorgio Casaburi – Scientific Reports

Phages and viruses

iTRAQ-based Proteomic Analysis of Porcine Kidney Epithelial PK15 cells Infected with Pseudorabies virus – Songbai Yang – Scientific Reports


Release of a new issue of the Journal of Microbiological Methods, with various technical articles of potential interest.


The JBEI quantitative metabolic modeling library (jQMM): a python library for modeling microbial metabolism – Garrett W. Birkel – BMC Bioinformatics

IMGMD: A platform for the integration and standardisation of In silico Microbial Genome-scale Metabolic Models – Chao Ye – Scientific Reports

Quantifying uncertainty of taxonomic placement in DNA barcoding and metabarcoding – Panu Somervuo – Methods in Ecology and Evolution

Microbes in the news

DIRTY PINTS One in three pints served in pubs use ‘bad’ bacteria-filled beer because landlords aren’t cleaning the pumps properly – Sara Kamouni – The Sun

Melioidosis: More cases of potentially fatal bacterium from NT dirt emerge – Eleni Rousos – ABC News

*Magnetic brain stimulation causes weight loss – Tim Sandle – Digital Journal

5 Ways to Ruin Wine Before It’s Even Bottled – Laura Burgess – Vine Pair

A public health failure – Otago Daily Times

Study to develop faster detection of antibiotic resistance – Scoop

Microbes on the market

Superbugs receive a dual drug attack – Kate Dearling – The Badger Online

Breast Milk Helps In The Growth Of Microbes Beneficial To Human Colon, Best For Babies Too – Jezreel Smith – The Science Times

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