September 1, 2017

A rich Digest to start your September. A special issue of Immunological Reviews on the host-microbiome interaction, water can be dangerous – both in Texas and your washing machines, and how about some music inspired by the microbiome?


Microbiology jobs in Kansas – New Scientist Jobs

Post Doctoral Researcher – The Ohio State University

Laboratory Assistant III – Microbiology – Contingent – Allegiance Health – Jackson, MI

Microbiology Lab Technician (Up to $2500, Global MNC, No experience required)

General microbiology

Towards a universal molecular microbiological test – Richard J. N. Allcock et al. – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Human microbiome inspired antibiotics with improved β-lactam synergy against MDR Staphylococcus aureus -Chu J et al. – ACS Infectious Diseases

Pregnancy and early life

Feasibility of Metatranscriptome Analysis from Infant Gut Microbiota: Adaptation to Solid Foods Results in Increased Activity of Firmicutes at Six Months – Floor Hugenholtz et al. – International Journal of Microbiology

Human skin microbiome

Application of sebomics for the analysis of residual skin surface components to detect potential biomarkers of type-1 diabetes mellitus – Satyajit S. Shetage et al. – Scientific Reports

Human near-sterile sites

Bone Remodeling and the Microbiome – Pacifici R – Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine

Human lung microbiome

Comparing microbiota profiles in induced and spontaneous sputum samples in COPD patients – Solveig Tangedal et al. – Respiratory Research

Human gut microbiome

Analysis of endoscopic brush samples identified mucosa-associated dysbiosis in inflammatory bowel disease – Kyohei Nishino et al. – Journal of Gastroenterology

*Review: Host-microbiota interactions and adaptive immunity – Kathy D. McCoy et al. – Immunological Reviews (Special Issue: Microbiome-Immune System Interplay)

Animal experiments

Mouse: Commensal bacteria make GPCR ligands that mimic human signalling molecules – Louis J. Cohen et al. – Nature

Review: Exposure of livestock to GM feeds: Detectability and measurement – Anna Nadal et al. – Food and Chemical Toxicology

Comparison of the Luminal and Mucosa-Associated Microbiota in the Colon of Pigs with and without Swine Dysentery -Eric R. Burrough et al. – Frontiers in Veterinary Science

Moderate Exercise Has Limited but Distinguishable Effects on the Mouse Microbiome – Emily V. Lamoureux et al. – mSystems

Animal microbiome

Metagenomic analysis reveals a green sulfur bacterium as a potential coral symbiont – Lin Cai et al. – Scientific Reports

Genomic diversification of giant enteric symbionts reflects host dietary lifestyles – David Kamanda Ngugi et al. – PNAS

Culture Media and Individual Hosts Affect the Recovery of Culturable Bacterial Diversity from Amphibian Skin – Daniel Medina et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Impact of egg disinfection of hatching eggs on the eggshell microbiome and bacterial load – R. Olsen et al. – Poultry Science

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activity of Organic Extracts of Roots of Glycyrrhiza Glabra Linn – Zafar Iqbal et al. – American Journal of Applied and Industrial Chemistry

Effect of red clover on the microbial transformation of phenanthrene and octadecane in the soil – A. V. Nazarov et al. – Eurasian Soil Science

Biogeography of plant-associated fungal symbionts in mountain ecosystems: A meta-analysis – Stephanie N. Kivlin et al. – Diversity and Distribution

Water and extremophile microbiome

Biodiversity analysis of the unique geothermal microbial ecosystem of the Blue Lagoon (Iceland) using next-generation sequencing (NGS) – Katarzyna A. Palinska et al. – Hydrobiologia

Impacts of tropospheric ozone exposure on peatland microbial consumers – Richard J. Payne et al. – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Progress and perspectives in aquatic microbial ecology: highlights of the SAME 14, Uppsala, Sweden, 2015 – Eva S. Lindström & Paul A. del Giorgio – Aquatic Microbial Ecology

*Prevalence of β-lactamase genes in domestic washing machines and dishwashers and the impact of laundering processes on antibiotic resistant bacteria – Laura Rehberg et al. – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Built environment microbiome

A high-flow-rate impinger for the study of concentration, viability, metabolic activity, and ice nucleation activity of airborne bacteria – Tina Šantl-Temkiv et al. – Environmental Science & Technology

Phages and viruses

Structure, proteome and genome of Sinorhizobium meliloti phage ΦM5: A virus with LUZ24-like morphology and a highly mosaic genome – Matthew C. Johnson et al. – Journal of Structural Biology

Microbes in the news

Welcome Mat: Franklin art fair returns on Labor Day – Maureen Feighan – The Detroit News

Methane emissions tackled with gas-guzzling bacteria – Monash University – Science Daily

Altered Gut Bacteria Could Indicate Parkinson’s – Sylvia Booth Hubbard – News Max

*Health officials are warning Texans to stay out of Harvey floodwaters for a disturbing reason – Erin Brodwin – Business Insider

*Study shows nurses’ scrubs become contaminated with bacteria in hospitals – Medical Express

Cheaters take advantage – Irene Vacca – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Bacteria – Dot Wordsworth – The Spectator

New Oral Microbiome Study Could Provide Better Estimate of Time since Death – University of Tennessee

*Scientists Made Music From the Human Microbiome, and It’s Seriously Cool – Gears of Biz

How A Mother’s Letter Inspired A Scientist To Revolutionize Consumer Microbiome Testing – Afif Ghannoum – Forbes

Non-microbiology pick

Advocating for Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Hiring – Darryl Yong and Sumun Pendakur – Notices of the AMS

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