October 1, 2017

Events and jobs

Microbiome Center Networking Event – Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, Penn State Agricultural College – October 3, 2017, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

General microbiome

Review: Old friends, microbes, and allergic diseases – N Shimojo – Allergology International


Human skin microbiome

Study of skin and nail Candida species as a normal flora based on age groups in healthy persons in Tehran-Iran – Z Rafat – Journal de Mycologie Médicale


Human gut microbiome

Variability in Eating Frequency is Associated with the Human Gastrointestinal Microbiota –  E Banishay – Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Animal experiments 

The gut-liver axis: impact of a mouse model of small-bowel bacterial overgrowth –  Q Wang – Journal of Surgical Research

Metagenomic insights into the effects of oligosaccharides on the microbial composition of cecal contents in constipated mice – L Wang – Journal of Functional Foods

Effects of gut microbiota disturbance induced in early life on the expression of extrasynaptic GABA-A receptor α5 and δ subunits in the hippocampus of adult rat  – L Liang – Brain Research Bulletin

A Subset of Polysaccharide Capsules in the Human Symbiont Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron Promote Increased Competitive Fitness in the Mouse Gut – NT Porter – Cell and Host Microbe

Animal microbiome 

Hype or Opportunity? Using Microbial Symbionts in Novel Strategies for Insect Pest Control – AK Arora – Journal of Insect Physiology

Nutritional immunology: Diversification and diet-dependent expression of antimicrobial peptides in the black soldier fly Hermetia illucens – H Vogel – Developmental & Comparative Immunology

The impact of antibiotics on the Intestinal microbiota needs to be re-defined in order to optimize the antibiotic usage – E Ruppé – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Pathogen invasion changes the intestinal microbiota composition and induces innate immune responses in the zebrafish intestine – HT Yang – Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Experimental warming reduces the diversity and functional potential of the Sphagnum microbiome – AA Carrell – bioRxiv

Long-term industrial metal contamination unexpectedly shaped diversity and activity response of sediment microbiome – S Jacquiod – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Fate of potential indicator antimicrobial resistance genes (ARGs) and bacterial community diversity in simulated manure-soil microcosms – M Wang – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Built environment 

Bacterial community dynamics within an aerobic granular sludge reactor treating wastewater loaded with pharmaceuticals – CL Amorim – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Food microbiology

Analysis of the bacterial microbiome in the small octopus, Octopus variabilis, from South Korea to detect the potential risk of foodborne illness and to improve product management – JJ Lee –  Food Research International

Review: Novel insights into the microbiology of fermented dairy foods – G Macori – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Simulated gastrointestinal conditions increase adhesion ability of Lactobacillus paracasei strains isolated from kefir to Caco-2 cells and mucin – AA Bengoa – Food Research International

Chapter: Chapter 6 – Genetically Modified Microorganisms: Harmful or Helpful? – O Csutak – Genetically Engineered Foods



Enhancement of subsoil denitrification using an electrode as an electron donor – S Qin – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Organic amendment type and application frequency affect crop yields, soil fertility and microbiome composition – G Cesarano – Applied Soil Ecology

Next Generation Sequencing: Problems and opportunities for next generation studies of microbial communities in food and food industry – G Cardinali – Current Opinion in Food Science

An integrated electrolysis – electrospray – ionization antimicrobial platform using Engineered Water Nanostructures (EWNS) for food safety applications – N Vaze – Food Control

Inactivation of microbiota from urban wastewater by single and sequential electrocoagulation and electro-Fenton treatments – E Anfruns-Estrada – Water Research

Microbes in the news

I’ve always wondered: Why don’t hippos get cholera? – The Conversation

Women’s bacteria thwarted attempt at anti-HIV vaginal gel – Ottawa Citizen

How to Use Your Second Brain: Microbiome Expert Laure Ysebrant on Strategic Eating, Building Immunity, and Fake Fibre. – Thrive Global

A New Drug Uses CRISPR to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria – Futurism



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