October 2, 2017

This Monday we have quite short digest with interesting review from K. Rosenthal about microbial single cell analysis,  T. K. Hattenrath-Lehmann tells us about microbes associated with harmful algal blooms while G. Chen demonstrates mutualistic interaction between bacteria in anaerobic mixed culture. Enjoy your reading.

Events and jobs

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Microbial Systems/Synthetic Biology, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

General microbiome

Review: Beyond the bulk: disclosing the life of single microbial cells  – Katrin Rosenthal – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Metagenomic assessment of the interplay between the environment and the genetic diversification of Acinetobacter – Marc Garcia-Garcera – Environmental Microbiology

Mutualistic interaction between dichloromethane- and chloromethane-degrading bacteria in an anaerobic mixed culture – Gao Chen – Environmental Microbiology

Human skin microbiome

Antisepsis of the skin before spinal surgery with povidone iodine-alcohol followed by chlorhexidine gluconate-alcohol versus povidone iodine-alcohol applied twice for the prevention of contamination of the wound by bacteria – S. Patrick – The Bone & Joint Journal

Human nearly-sterile sites 

Microbiota regulates bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell lineage differentiation and immunomodulation – E Xiao – Stem Cell Research & Therapy

Human gut microbiome

Sulphate-reducing bacteria from ulcerative colitis patients induce apoptosis of gastrointestinal epithelial cells – Cláudia Mara Lara Melo Coutinho –  Microbial Pathogenesis

Animal experiments

Changes in the microbiota cause genetically modified Anopheles to spread in a population – Andrew Pike – Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Impact of spatial organization on a novel auxotrophic interaction among soil microbes – Xue Jiang – bioRxiv

Novel archaeal thermostable cellulases from an oil reservoir metagenome – Anna Lewin – AMB Express

Periodically spilled-oil input as a trigger to stimulate the development of hydrocarbon-degrading consortia in a beach ecosystem – Kai Zhang – Scientific Reports

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Identification of unique microbiomes associated with harmful algal blooms caused by Alexandrium fundyense and Dinophysis acuminata -Theresa K.Hattenrath-Lehmann – Harmful Algae

Metagenomic insights into zooplankton-associated bacterial communities – Daniele De Corte – Environmental Microbiology

Strong impact of anthropogenic contamination on the co-occurrence patterns of a riverine microbial community – Anyi Hu – Environmental Microbiology

Microbial Diversity in a Hypersaline Sulfate Lake: A Terrestrial Analog of Ancient Mars – Alexandra Pontefract – Frontiers in Microbiology


SAMSA2: A standalone metatranscriptome analysis pipeline – Samuel T. Westreich – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news 

Oral sex spreading unstoppable bacteria


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