October 25, 2017

A short Digest for today. The evolution of E. coli in the lab for over 60,000 generations, the necessity of including a mock community for every sequencing run, and plenty of news pieces.

Events and jobs

Free Webinar: Not Just for Neurons – Electrical Signaling in Bacterial Biofilm Communities – Select Science

Laboratory Assistant-Microbiology – Raritan New Jersey

General microbiology

*The dynamics of molecular evolution over 60,000 generations – Benjamin H. Good et al. – Nature

Press: The evolution experiment that has been watching bacteria mutate for 30 years – Rich Haridy – New Atlas

Bacterial pathogenesis: Activating Helicobacter effector delivery – Irene Vacca – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Discovery of α-L-arabinopyranosidases from human gut microbiome expands the diversity within glycoside hydrolase family 42 – Alexander Holm Viborg et al. – Journal of Biological Chemistry

Letter: Low eukaryotic viral richness is associated with faecal microbiota transplantation success in patients with UC – Nádia Conceição-Neto et al. – Gut


*Preprint: Taxon disappearance from microbiome analysis indicates need for mock communities as a standard in every sequencing run – Yi-Chun Yeh et al. – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Strength in numbers: How biofilms outfox antibiotics – Yella Hewings-Martin – Medical News Today

Lung microbiome plays major role in asthma severity and response to treatment – News Medical

New way to prevent unfavorable intestinal microbiota – Hokkaido University – EurekAlert

VIDEO: Gut microbiome research sped by technology, informatics, but diet a major confounder – Eamonn M.M. Quigley – Healio

New Study Shows Link Between Gut Bacteria And Breast Cancer – CBS New York

Harvey-linked flesh-eating bacteria claims Galveston man – Todd Ackerman – Chron

Major changes in balance of gut bacteria occur soon after serious injury/trauma – Medical Xpress

‘Achilles heel’ found in antibiotic-resistant bacteria – John von Radowitz – Irish Independent


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