October 14, 2017

The marine sponge microbiome, bacterial communication mediated by hydrogen sulfide, a gnotobiotic pig model to study interactions between a defined gut community and antibiotics, probiotics, and rotavirus.

General microbiome

Evolutionary contribution to coexistence of competitors in microbial food webs – Teppo Hiltunen – Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Sciences

Pregnancy and early life

Effects of Therapeutic Hypothermia on the Gut Microbiota and Metabolome of Infants suffering Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy at birth – C Watkins – The International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Does the maternal vaginal microbiota play a role in seeding the microbiota of neonatal gut and nose? – O Sakwinska – Beneficial Microbes

Ratio of Klebsiella/Bifidobacterium in early life correlates with later development of paediatric allergy – J S Y Low – Beneficial Microbes

Human oral microbiome

Exopolysaccharides regulate calcium flow in cariogenic biofilms – Monika Astasov-Frauenhoffer – PLOS ONE

Human gut microbiome

The Gut Microbiome Feelings of the Brain: A Perspective for Non-Microbiologists – Aaron Lerner – Microorganisms

The composition and metabolism of faecal microbiota is specifically modulated by different dietary polysaccharides and mucin: an isothermal microcalorimetry study – K Adamberg – Beneficial Microbes

Review: Our gut microbiota: a long walk to homeostasis – L M T Dicks – Beneficial Microbes

Animal experiments

Flavanol-Rich Cocoa Powder Interacts with Lactobacillus rhamnossus LGG to Alter the Antibody Response to Infection with the Parasitic Nematode Ascaris suum – Saebyeol Jang – Nutrients

Effect of antibiotic, probiotic, and human rotavirus infection on colonisation dynamics of defined commensal microbiota in a gnotobiotic pig model – H C Huang – Beneficial Microbes

Animal microbiome

Pre-print: An RNA Virome associated to the Golden Orb-weaver Spider Nephila clavipes – Humberto J Debat – bioRxiv

The sponge microbiome project – Lucas Moutinho-Silva – Gigascience

Water and extremophile microbiome

Diversity and Antimicrobial Potential of Predatory Bacteria from the Peruvian Coastline – Luis Linares-Otoya – Marine Drugs


Identification of 76 novel B1 metallo-β-lactamases through large-scale screening of genomic and metagenomic data – Fanny Berglund – Microbiome

More microbes

Pre-print: Two SecA/SecY Systems with Distinct Roles in the Ecological Adaptations of Bacteria – Xiaowei Jiang – bioRxiv

Pre-print: H2S mediates interbacterial communication through the air reverting intrinsic antibiotic resistance – Daniel Thomas-Lopez – bioRxiv

Pre-print: Interplay between antibiotic efficacy and drug-induced lysis underlies enhanced biofilm formation at subinhibitory drug concentrations – Wen Yu – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

How switches work in bacteria – EurekAlert

Opinion: Microbiology Needs More Math – Mikhail Tikhonov – The Scientist

Fluctuating environments can help cooperating bacteria – Science Daily

How to study the inside of a humpback whale’s blowhole? Drones, of course – Teresa Welsh – The Sacramento Bee

Scientists Generate 3D Map of Gut Microbiome – Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News

Microbes on the market

Research Foundation Calls for Canadian Proposals to Study Dietary Interactions with Microbiota – PR Newswire

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