April 24, 2017

General Microbiome

Review: Ecology of the Oral Microbiome: Beyond Bacteria – Jonathon L. Baker – Trends in Microbiology

Dietary High Zinc Oxide Modulates the Microbiome of Ileum and Colon in Weaned Piglets – Ting Yu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Clostridium difficile colonizes alternative nutrient niches during infection across distinct murine gut environments –  Matthew L Jenior – BioRxiv

Review: Strategies to promote abundance of Akkermansia muciniphila, an emerging probiotics in the gut, evidence from dietary intervention studies – Kequan Zhou – Journal of Functional Foods

Protective effects of milk fermented by Lactobacillus plantarum B7 from Brazilian artisanal cheese on a Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium infection in BALB/c mice – Journal of Functional Foods

 

Pathogens

Molecular Demonstration of a Pneumocystis Outbreak in Stem Cell Transplant Patients: Evidence for Transmission in the Daycare Center – Frontiers in Microbiology

A New Rabbit-skin Model to Evaluate Protective Efficacy of Tuberculosis Vaccines – Xun Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Molecular epidemiology and antibiotic resistance profiles of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains in a tertiary hospital in China – Haishen Kong – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Environmental Microbiology

Microbial community assembly differs by mineral type in the rhizosphere – Thea Whitman – BioRxiv

Interaction between DAPG and HCN producing Pseudomonas brassicacearum LBUM300 and Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis in the rhizosphere of tomato – Applied Environmental Microbiology

Nitrogen-Fixing Populations Of Planctomycetes And Proteobacteria Are Abundant In The Surface Ocean – Tom O. Delmont – BioRxiv

Bacterial communities in boreal forest mushrooms are shaped both by soil parameters and host identity – Mari Pent – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Genomics

Isoprenoid Pyrophosphate-Dependent Transcriptional Regulation of Carotenogenesis in Corynebacterium glutamicum – Nadja A. Henke – Frontiers in Microbiology

Whole genome sequencing of 7 strains of Staphylococcus lugdunensis allows identification of mobile genetic elements – Xavier Argemi – Genome Biology and Evolution

Pooled CRISPR interference screens enable high-throughput functional genomics study and elucidate new rules for guide RNA library design in Escherichia coli – Tianmin Wang – BioRxiv

 

Evolution

Tunneling through time: Horizontal gene transfer constrains the timing of methanogen evolution –  Joanna M. Wolfe – BioRxiv

 

Bioinformatics

AliTV-interactive visualization of whole genome comparisons – Markus J. Ankenbrand – PeerJ (not peer-reviewed)

TaxaSE: Exploiting evolutionary conservation within 16S rDNA sequences for enhanced taxonomic annotation – Ali Z Ijaz – PeerJ (not peer-reviewed)

 

Other

Preprinting Microbiology – Patrick D Schloss – BioRxiv

 

Non – Microbiology picks

News: Scientists across the world take to the streets to demand freedom from political interference – The Telegraph (via Yahoo News)

Human umbilical cord plasma proteins revitalize hippocampal function in aged mice – Joseph M. Castellano –  Nature

 

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