September 30, 2017

Events and jobs

Master of Biomedical Science – University of Melbourne – Start Date: February

Visiting Professor (Part Time) Microbiology – Chamberlain College of Nursing, Jacksonville, FL Campus

Assistant Professor of Biology, Microbiology – The Department of Biology at Barnard College, Columbia University – Starting July 2018


General microbiome

What will membrane vesicles (MVs) bring to bacterial communication? – M Toyofuku – Microbes and Environments

Direct and context-dependent effects of light, temperature, and phytoplankton shape bacterial community composition – SF Paver – Ecosphere



Human skin microbiome

The response of human bacteria to static magnetic field and radiofrequency electromagnetic field.  – DPE Crabtree – The Journal of Microbiology



Human gut microbiome

Gut inflammation and dysbiosis in human motor neuron disease – J Rowin – Physiological Reports

Review: Tart Cherries and health: Current knowledge and need for a better understanding of the fate of phytochemicals in the human gastrointestinal tract. – AC Mayta-Apaza – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Mechanisms of gut microbiota-mediated bone remodeling. – J Yan – Gut Microbes

Thiamine Acquisition Strategies Impact Metabolism and Competition in the Gut Microbe Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron – ZA Costliow – mSystems

A gut feeling about multiple sclerosis – FJ Quintana – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United Sates of America


Animal experiments 

Vancomycin and ceftriaxone can damage intestinal microbiota and affect the development of the intestinal tract and immune system to different degrees in neonatal mice. – RY Cheng – Pathogens and Diseases

Dietary soy, meat, and fish proteins modulate the effects of prebiotic raffinose on composition and fermentation of gut microbiota in rats. – G Bai – International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition


Animal microbiome 

Effects of obesity, energy restriction and neutering on the faecal microbiota of cats. – MM Fischer – The British Journal of Nutrition

The lipopolysaccharide core oligosaccharide of Burkholderia plays a critical role in maintaining a proper gut symbiosis with the bean bug Riptortus pedestris – JK Kim – Journal of Biological Chemistry


Plant, root and soil microbiome

Nectar-inhabiting microorganisms influence nectar volatile composition and attractiveness to a generalist pollinator. – CC Rering – The New Phytologist

Fossil Asterinaceae in the phyllosphere of the eastern Himalayan Neogene Siwalik forest and their palaeoecological significance – A Vishnu (née Mandal) – Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

African origin of Bradyrhizobium populations nodulating Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea L. Verdc) in Ghanaian and South African soils – DK Puozaa – PLoS One


Microbiome of built environment 

Comparison of microbial communities across sections of a corroding sewer pipe and the effects of wastewater flooding. – BI Cayford – Biofouling


Food microbiology

Yeast community in traditional Portuguese Serpa cheese by culture-dependent and -independent DNA approaches – MTP Gonçalves Dos Santos – International Journal of Food Microbiology




Prediction of the intestinal resistome by a novel 3D-based method – E Ruppe – bioRxiv

PHENOS: a high-throughput and flexible tool for microorganism growth phenotyping on solid media – DBH Barton – bioRxiv

Validation of standards suitable for genome size estimation of fungi – P Talhinhas – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Optimization of media components for production of antimicrobial compound by Brevibacillus brevis EGS9 isolated from mangrove ecosystem – Arumugam – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Development of a set of multiplex PCRs for detection of genes encoding cell wall-associated proteins in Staphylococcus pseudintermedius isolates from dogs, humans and the environment – N Phumthanakorn – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Microbial Forensic Analysis of Human-Associated Bacteria Inhabiting Hand Surface – J Park – Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series

Models of microbiome evolution incorporating host and microbial selection – Q Zeng – Microbiome

Control of Clostridium difficile Infection by Defined Microbial Communities. – J Collins – Microbiology Spectrum

Wholly Rickettsia! Reconstructed Metabolic Profile of the Quintessential Bacterial Parasite of Eukaryotic Cells – TP Driscoll – mBio

NMR window of molecular complexity showing homeostasis in superorganisms – J Kikuchi – Analyst

Lipid and protein fingerprinting for Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense strain-level classification – D.F.O. Rocha – Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 


Microbes in the news

Drink Up! Volunteers Swallow Bacteria That Causes Typhoid – npr

Gordon receives 2017 Horwitz Prize – Washington University School of Medicine

HyGIeaCare® Receives First Patent from USPTO – EIN News Desk

Why Does My Vagina Smell Like Cheese? An Expert Explains – Romper

Benefits of polyphenols on gut microbiota and implications in human health – Nutra Ingredients

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