May 18, 2017

Today’s Microbiome Digest brings quite a few jobs and a lot of news about bacteria. Other then that there is an interesting review about human gut microbiome from E. Thursby and a study from M.J. MacAnulty  about the  conversion of methane directly into electricity.


Research Specialist – Department of Microbiology, Champaign, IL

Research Technician – School of Medicine, Microbiology, Boston, MA

Microbiology Technologist Position at Top Hosptial, Raleigh, NC

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Microbiology, Lake Forest Park, WA

Microbiology Team Leader-Reference Laboratory, Kansas City Missouri

Summer job in RNA sequencing of cyanobacteria, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

General microbiome

Experimental evolution and the dynamics of adaptation and genome evolution in microbial populations – Richard E Lensk – The ISME Journal

Pregnancy and early life

Colonization and Succession within the Human Gut Microbiome by Archaea, Bacteria, and Microeukaryotes during the First Year of Life – Linda Wampach – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human oral microbiome

A structure-derived snap-trap mechanism of a multispecific serpin from the dysbiotic human oral microbiome – Theodoros Goulas – Journal of Biological Chemistry
Human gut microbiome

A gut microbiome signature for advanced fibrosis diagnosis in NAFLD – Hugh Thomas – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Microbiota regulate intestinal epithelial gene expression by suppressing the transcription factor Hepatocyte nuclear factor 4 alpha – James M. Davison – Genome Research

Review: Introduction to the human gut microbiota – Elizabeth Thursby- Biochemical journal

Edible Plants and Their Influence on the Gut Microbiome and Acne – Ashley K. Clark – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

In vivo fermentation of a Pleurotus eryngii polysaccharide and its effects on fecal microbiota composition and immune response – Gaoxing Ma – Food & Function

Fecal microbiota transplantation outcomes in immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients: A single-center experience – Sally Alrabaa – Transpant Infectious Disease

Emergence of microbial diversity due to cross-feeding interactions in a spatial model of gut microbial metabolis – Milan J. A. van Hoek – BMC Systems Biology
Animal microbiome

Microbiome patterns across the gastrointestinal tract of the rabbitfish Siganus fuscescens – Shaun Nielsen – PeerJ

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Host Plant Compatibility Shapes the Proteogenome of Frankia coriariae – Amir Ktari – Frontiers in Microbiology

Tomato root microbiota and Phytophthora parasitica-associated disease – Marie Larousse – Microbiome

Insights into the Mechanism of Proliferation on the Special Microbes Mediated by Phenolic Acids in the Radix pseudostellariae Rhizosphere under Continuous Monoculture Regimes – Hongmiao Wu – Frontiers in Plant Science

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial contributions to the persistence of coral reefs – Nicole S Webster – The ISME Journal

Environmental pollution

Niche Partitioning In Sympatric Populations Of Aquatic Stenotrophomonas Uncovered By Evolutionary Species Delimitation – Luz Edith Ochoa-Sanchez – bioRxiv

Efficient degradation of chlorimuron-ethyl by a bacterial consortium and shifts in the aboriginal microorganism community during the bioremediation of contaminated-soil – Chunyan Li – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Food microbiology

Applications of cold plasma technology for microbiological safety in meat industry – N.N. Misra – Trends in Food Science & Technology
Probiotics / prebiotics

Deleterious Metabolic Effects of High Fructose Intake: The Preventive Effect of Lactobacillus kefiri Administration – María Guillermina Zubiría – Nutrients



Electricity from methane by reversing methanogenesis – Michael J. McAnulty – Nature Communications

Hydrogen Isotope Composition Of Thermoanaerobacterium saccharolyticum Lipids: Comparing Wild Type To A nfn- Transhydrogenase Mutant – bioRxiv

Biotechnologies for Marine Oil Spill Cleanup: Indissoluble Ties with Microorganisms – Francesca Mapelli – Trends in Biotechnology

Improved Bacterial 16S rRNA Gene (V4 and V4-5) and Fungal Internal Transcribed Spacer Marker Gene Primers for Microbial Community Surveys – William Walters – mSystems
Microbes in the news 

Super-sensitive nanofiber can hear individual cells and detect swimming bacteria

Gym Equipment May Contain More Bacteria Than You Thought

Are Vitamin Supplements Killing Our Gut Bacteria?

Ignore your gut reaction: scientists say microbes can help conquer fear

NASA Names Microbe Found In Space After APJ Abdul Kalam

Growing antimicrobial resistance a major health issue for NZ
Bacteria Hysteria 

TB bacteria evolve at alarming rate

Science, publishing, and career 

Modeling Science Trustworthiness Under Publish Or Perish Pressure – David Robert Grimes – bioRxiv


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