November 21, 2017

A review discussing metabolic-flux dependent regulation in microbes, diversity of coral-associated viral communities, what an Antarctic fungus can tell us about astrobiology.

General microbiome

Pre-print: Extending species-area relationships (SAR) to diversity-area relationships (DAR)© – Zhanshan Ma – aRxiv

Beneficial microbiomes: Biodiversity and potential biotechnological applications for sustainable agriculture and human health – Ajar Nath Yadav – Journal of Applied Biology and Biotechnology

Pregnancy and early life

Transmission and persistence of IncF conjugative plasmids in the gut microbiota of full-term infants – Anuradha Ravi – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Human respiratory microbiome

Pre-print: Dynamics of the upper airway microbiome in the pathogenesis of asthma-associated persistent wheeze in preschool children – Shu Mei Teo – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Pre-print: A perturbation model of the gut microbiome’s response to antibiotics – Liam P Shaw – bioRxiv

Animal experiments

Pre-print: Within host selection for faster replicating bacterial symbionts – Ewa Chrostek – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Molecular characterization of Associative N2 fixing bacterium isolated from the roots of Finger millet (Eleusine coracana L.) and its interaction effects with microbial consortia on growth and yield – G B Santosha Gowda – Research Journal of Biotechnology

Significance of temperature and water availability for soil phosphorus transformation and microbial community composition as affected by fertilizer sources – Dasheng Sun – Biology and Fertility of Soils

Water and extremophile microbiome

Prokaryotic diversity and biogeochemical characteristics of benthic microbial ecosystems at La Brava, a hypersaline lake at Salar de Atacama, Chile – Maria Eugenia Farias – PLOS ONE

Phylogenetic diversity and distribution of bacterial and archaeal amoA genes in the East China Sea during spring – Takafumi Kataoka – Archives of Microbiology

Microbes in space

Resistance of an Antarctic cryptoendolithic black fungus to radiation gives new insights of astrobiological relevance – Laura Selbmann – Fungal Biology

Phages and viruses

Pre-print: Coral-associated viral communities show high levels of diversity and host auxiliary functions – Karen D Weynberg – PeerJ

Biological Control of Pectobacterium carotovorum Via Specific Lytic Bacteriophage – Eman Marei – Journal of Basic and Applied Scientific Research

Bioinformatics

Book chapter: Chapter 1 – Metagenomics: A Paradigm Shift in Microbiology – Andrey V Mardanov – Metagenomics

More microbes

Review: Metabolic-flux dependent regulation of microbial physiology – Athanosios Litsios – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

High-salt diet throws microbiome out of whack – Katharine Sanderson – Chemical & Engineering News

Rare Bacterial Taxa May Play Outsize Role in Soil Microbiome Structure, Study Suggests – Genome Web

Forsyth Institute researcher Floyd Dewhirst named as AAAS Fellow – EurekAlert

What makes soil, soil? Researchers find hidden clues in DNA – Phys.Org

Microbes on the market

PathoQuest Announces Formation of Scientific Advisory Board – Business Wire

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