August 23, 2017

Human Microbiome

The vaginal microbiome of pregnant women is less rich and diverse, with lower prevalence of Mollicutes, compared to non-pregnant women – Aline C. Freitas – Scientific Reports

The IBD interactome: an integrated view of aetiology, pathogenesis and therapy – Heitor S. P. de Souza – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Changes in the intestinal microbiota following the administration of azithromycin in a randomised placebo-controlled trial among infants in south India – Edward P. K. Parker – Scientific Reports

High intake of dairy during energy restriction does not affect energy balance or the intestinal microflora compared to low dairy intake in overweight individuals in a Randomized Controlled Trial – Line Quist Bendtsen – Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism

Metabolic and functional paths of lactic acid bacteria in plant foods: get out of the labyrinth – Pasquale Filannino –  Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Differences of lung microbiome in patients with clinically stable and exacerbated bronchiectasis – Min Kwang Byun – PLoS ONE

Precision Nutrition: A Review of Personalized Nutritional Approaches for the Prevention and Management of Metabolic Syndrome – Juan de Toro-Martín – Nutrients


Animal Microbiome

Soy Improves Cardiometabolic Health and Cecal Microbiota in Female Low-Fit Rats – Tzu-Wen L. Cross – Scientific Reports

Modulatory influence of segmented filamentous bacteria on transcriptomic response of gnotobiotic mice exposed to TCDD – Robert Stedtfeld – Frontiers in Microbiology

Comparative analysis of the gut microbiota composition between captive and wild forest musk deer – Yimeng Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Modulation of gut microbiome composition and function in experimental colitis treated with Sulphasalazine – Haihui Zheng – Frontiers in Microbiology

Respiratory Commensal Bacteria Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum Improves Resistance of Infant Mice to Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Streptococcus pneumoniae Superinfection – Paulraj Kanmani – Frontiers in Microbiology


Pathogen research

Whole-genome sequencing for national surveillance of Shigella flexneri – Marie Anne Chattaway – Frontiers in Microbiology

SeroBA: rapid high-throughput serotyping of Streptococcus pneumoniae from whole genome sequence data – Lennard Epping –  BioRxiv

In Vitro Antibacterial Activity of Unconjugated and Conjugated Bile Salts on Staphylococcus aureus – Thippeswamy H. Sannasiddappa –  Frontiers in Microbiology

Environmental Microbiology

Alleviation of heavy metal stress in plants and remediation of soil by rhizosphere microorganisms – Jitendra Mishra – Frontiers in Microbiology

From surface to deep-sea: Bacterial distribution to polymetallic nodule fields at 4000 m in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone of the Pacific Ocean – Markus V. Lindh – Frontiers in Microbiology

Analysis of Microbial Functions in the Rhizosphere Using a Metabolic-Network Based Framework for Metagenomics Interpretation – Shany Ofaim – Frontiers in Microbiology



Contradictory Results: Low rate of index hopping on the Illumina HiSeq X platform – Tom van der Valk – BioRxiv

Analyzing contentious relationships and outlier genes in phylogenomics – Joseph F. Walker – BioRxiv


Metabolic Reconstruction and Modeling Microbial Electrosynthesis – Christopher W. Marshall – Scientific Reports

Receptor Uptake Arrays For Vitamin B12, Siderophores And Glycans Shape Bacterial Communities – Steven A. Frank – BioRxiv

Diversity of microbiota associated with symptomatic and non-symptomatic bacterial wilt-diseased banana plants determined using 16S rRNA metagenome sequencing – Nurul Shamsinah Mohd Suhaimi – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology


Antarctic mystery microbe could tell us where viruses came from – Michael Marshall – New Scientist

Even the Eye Has a Microbiome – Jeff Lyon – JAMA

The Surprising Things Your Microbiome Reveals About You – Ashley Lewis – Readers Digest

Linking mental health and the gut microbiome – MedicalXpress


Non-microbiology picks

How to share data for collaboration – Shannon E Ellis – PeerJ preprints


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