August 26, 2017

Jobs and Events

PhD Scholarship in Metagenomics, Infectious Diseases, and Antibiotic Resistance – Technical University of Denmark – Closing date: September 22, 2017.


General microbiome

The role of hospital toilets in microbial dissemination and the effectiveness of ultraviolet C irradiation – J Cooper – Open Library UBC



Human skin microbiome

Review: The skin microbiome: impact of modern environments on skin ecology, barrier integrity, and systemic immune programming – SL Prescott – World Allergy Organization Journal


Human vaginal microbiome

Review: Women and Their Microbes: The Unexpected Friendship – JA Younes – Cell


Human gut microbiome

Seasonal cycling in the gut microbiome of the Hadza hunter-gatherers of Tanzania – SA Smits – Science

Normalization of the microbiota in patients after treatment for colonic lesions – MA Sze – bioRxiv

C4B gene influences intestinal microbiota through complement activation in patients with Pediatric-Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease – E Nissilä- Clin Exp Immunol.

The Microbiome in Crohn’s Disease: Role in Pathogenesis and Role of Microbiome Replacement Therapies – S Khanna – Gastroenterol Clin North Am.


Animal experiments 

Effects of polysaccharide from Physalis alkekengi var. francheti on liver injury and intestinal microflora in type-2 diabetic mice – X Zhao – Pharm Biol.


Animal microbiome 

Two Gut-Associated Yeasts in a Tephritid Fruit Fly have Contrasting Effects on Adult Attraction and Larval Survival – AM Piper – J Chem Ecol.

Land cover and forest connectivity alter the interactions among host, pathogen and skin microbiome – CG Becker – Proc Biol Sci.

Beneficial microbial signals from alternative feed ingredients: a way to improve sustainability of broiler production? – F Van Immerseel – Microb Biotechnol.


Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Tiny Microbes, Big Yields: enhancing food crop production with biological solutions – P Trivedi – Microb Biotechnol.

Rhizosphere effect is stronger than PAH concentration on shaping spatial bacterial assemblages along centimeter-scale depth gradients – A Bourceret – Can J Microbiol.


Water microbiome and extremophile 

Review: Strategies and ecological roles of algicidal bacteria – N Meyer – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Development of tailored indigenous marine consortia for the degradation of naturally weathered polyethylene films – E Syranidou – PLoS One

The Response of Heterotrophic Prokaryote and Viral Communities to Labile Organic Carbon Inputs Is Controlled by the Predator Food Chain Structure – RA Sandaa – Viruses


Built environment 

The impact of immigration on microbial community composition in full-scale anaerobic digesters – RH Kirkegaard – Scientific Reporters

Microbial functional trait of rRNA operon copy numbers increases with organic levels in anaerobic digesters – L Wu – ISME Journal


Food microbiology

Bacterial DNA Detected in Japanese Rice Wines and the Fermentation Starters – M Terasaki – Current Microbiology

Emergence of Leuconostoc mesenteroides as a causative agent of oozing in carrots stored under non-ventilated conditions – Y Lampert – Microb Biotechnol.




A PCR-based assay targeting the major capsid protein gene of a dinorna-like ssRNA virus that infects coral photosymbionts – JL Montalvo-Proaño – Aquatic Microbiology

Microbiome balance in sputum determined by PCR stratifies COPD exacerbations and shows potential for selective use of antibiotics – K Halder – PLoS One

Antibiotic exposure and risk of weight gain and obesity: protocol for a systematic review – H Dutton – Systematic Reviews

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 – LQ Bendtsen – Appl Physiol Nutr Metab.

Proteomic Analysis of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Under Cold Stress – J Tang – Current Microbiology


Microbes in the news

Gut Microbiome and Anxiety Linked to MicroRNA – Geneng News

Got A Computer? Your Help Is Wanted On A Groundbreaking Study – Miami CBS Local

Chronic Stress Discombobulates Gut Microbiome Communities – Psychology Today


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