October 21, 2017

Plant and soil microbiome focus today: Rhizospheric microbial communities of the frankincense producing Boswellia sacra tree, Coffea arabica, and the damask rose, as well as plant species in the Puerto Rico tropical forest, the Mediterranean mountains, and extreme Arctic and Alpine climates. 

Events and jobs

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Microbial Genomics – Brigham & Women’s Hospital – The Massachusetts Host-Microbiome Center

Microbiology Sales Executive – Ireland

Microbiology Lab Technician – Catalent – Brussels, Belgium


  • General microbiome

Special Meeting Sections for the ASM Conference on Mechanisms of Interbacterial Cooperation and Competition – George A. O’Toole – Journal of Bacteriology

  • Human oral microbiome

Nutrigenomics in periodontics – An overview – Singh Soundanya –
International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry

  • Human gut microbiome

Review: Health and environmental applications of gut microbiome: a review – Soumya Chatterjee – The Journal of Society of Ecological Chemistry and Engineering

The Influence of Proton Pump Inhibitors on the Fecal Microbiome of Infants with Gastroesophageal Reflux—A Prospective Longitudinal Interventional Study – Christoph Castellani – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Review: Host–Microbiota Mutualism in Metabolic Diseases – Salvatore Fabbiano – Frontiers in Endocrinology

Review: Interactions between Bacteria and Bile Salts in the Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Tracts – Verónica Urdaneta – Frontiers in Medicine

Review: Prebiotic–Probiotic Relationship: The Genetic Fundamentals of Polysaccharides Conversion by Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus Genera – Penka Petrova – Food Bioconversion

Impact of Dietary Resistant Starch on the Human Gut Microbiome, Metaproteome, and Metabolome – Tanja V. Maier – mBio

Review: Can the gastrointestinal microbiota be modulated by dietary fibre to treat obesity? – H. C. Davis – Irish Journal of Medical Science

Diet, Environments, and Gut Microbiota. A Preliminary Investigation in Children Living in Rural and Urban Burkina Faso and Italy – Carlotta De Filippo – Frontiers in Microbiology


  • Animal experiments

Study on alterations of physiological functions in aged constipation rats with fluid-deficiency based on metabonomic and microbiology analysis – Deliang Liu – Royal Society of Chemistry

  • Animal microbiome

The Low-Diversity Fecal Microbiota of the Critically Endangered Kākāpō Is Robust to Anthropogenic Dietary and Geographic Influences – Elena K. Perry – Frontiers and Microbiology

Alternative growth promoters modulate broiler gut microbiome and enhance body weight gain – Serajus Salaheen – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial Communities in North American Ixodid Ticks of Veterinary and Medical Importance – Andrea S. Varela-Stokes – Frontiers in Veterinary Science

Assessing the impact of rumen microbial communities on methane emissions and production traits in Holstein cows in a tropical climate – Camila S. Cunha – Systematic and Applied Microbiology

  • Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Root and rhizosphere bacterial phosphatase activity varies with tree species and soil phosphorus availability in Puerto Rico tropical forest – Kristine Grace Cabugao – Frontiers in Plant Science

Insights into Microalga and Bacteria Interactions of Selected Phycosphere Biofilms Using Metagenomic, Transcriptomic, and Proteomic Approaches – Ines Krohn-Molt – Frontiers in Microbiology

Inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi alleviates harmful effects of drought stress on damask rose – EslamAbdel-Salam – Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences

Strong Regionality and Dominance of Anaerobic Bacterial Taxa Characterize Diazotrophic Bacterial Communities of the Arcto-Alpine Plant Species Oxyria digyna and Saxifraga oppositifolia – Manoj Kumar – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria in amelioration of salinity stress: a systems biology perspective – Gayathri Ilangumaran – Frontiers in Plant Science

Review: Mycorrhizosphere Interactions to Improve a Sustainable Production of Legumes – José-Miguel Barea – Microbes for Legume Improvement

Taxonomic and Functional Diversity of a Quercus pyrenaica Willd. Rhizospheric Microbiome in the Mediterranean Mountains – José F. Cobo-Díaz – Forests

Review: Response and interaction of Bradyrhizobium japonicum and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the soybean rhizosphere – Ram Swaroop Meena – Plant Growth Regulation

Review: Feed Your Friends: Do Plant Exudates Shape the Root Microbiome? – Joelle Sasse – Trends in Plant Science

Microbial indicators for soil quality – Michael Schloter – Biology and Fertility of Soils

Interactions of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria and soil factors in two leguminous plants – Xiao Xiao – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Soil water content during and after plant growth influence nutrient availability and microbial biomass – Ran Xue – Journal of soil science and plant nutrition

Isolation, screening and biochemical characterization of Phosphate-solubilizing rhizobacteria associated with Coffea arabica L – Befekadu Teshome – Advanced Journal of Biodiversity

Temporal variations of soil microbial community under compost addition in black soil of Northeast China – Wei Yang – Applied Soil Ecology

Differential seasonal effects of water addition and nitrogen fertilization on microbial biomass and diversity in a temperate desert – Gang Huang – Catena

Assessment of microbial diversity in the rhizosphere of Pinus roxburghii (Sarg.) and bio-inoculant potential of selected pine bacterial isolates for wheat varieties based on culture independent and culture dependent techniques – I. Naz – Plant Biology

Rhizospheric microbial communities associated with wild and cultivated frankincense producing Boswellia sacra tree – Abdul Latif Khan – PLOSone

Taxonomic structure and functional association of foxtail millet root microbiome – Tao Jin – GigaScience

  • Biotechnology

Evaluation of gastrointestinal bacterial population for the production of holocellulose enzymes for biomass deconstruction – Dhaneshwaree Asem – PLOSone

Impact of treated wastewater for irrigation on soil microbial communities – A.M. Ibekwe – Science of the Total Environment

Advancing the design and delivery of CRISPR antimicrobials – Jennie R.Fagen – Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering


  • Phages and viruses

Pre-Print: Insights into viral community composition of the cnidarian model metaorganism Aiptasia using RNA-Seq data – Jan D Brüwer – PeerJ

How does parvovirus B19 DNA achieve lifelong persistence in human cells? – Gloria Bua – Future Virology

  • Bioinformatics

Annotation: A Computational Solution for Streamlining Metabolomics Analysis – Xavier Domingo-Almenara – Analytical Chemistry

  • Techniques

Review: Combined imaging and molecular techniques for evaluating microbial function and composition: A review – Christopher G. Weisener – Surface and Interface Analysis


  • Microbes in the news

Simple Bacteria Offer Clues to the Origins of Photosynthesis – Jordana Cepelewicz – Quanta Magazine

Bacteria Found in Women’s Upper Reproductive Tracts – Diana Kwon – The Scientist

New Research Shows Asymmetry in Bacteria Might Help Us Fight Antibiotic Resistance – Karla Lant – Futurism

Metal-eating bacteria could have left their “fingerprints” on Mars, proving it once hosted life – Matt Williams – Universe Today

How gut bacteria saved ‘dirty mice’ from death – Elizabeth Pennisi – Science


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