November 25, 2017


General microbiome

Coevolution between Mutualists and Parasites in Symbiotic Communities May Lead to the Evolution of Lower Virulence. –  PG Nelson – The American Naturalist

Survival of microbes in Earth’s stratosphere – PD Sarma – Current Opinion in Microbiology

In vitro antimicrobial activity of essential oils against enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli found in a nation-wide commercial farm survey – R Palao – Animal Production Science



Human respiratory microbiome

Bacterial microbiota of the nasal passages across the span of human life – L Bomar – Current Opinion in Microbiology


Human skin microbiome

Diversity of bacterial communities on the facial skin of different age-group Thai males – A Wilantho – PeerJ



Human gut microbiome

Transformation of the anticancer drug doxorubicin in the human gut microbiome – A Yan – ACS Infectious Disease

Lactobacillus acidophilus Metabolizes Dietary Plant Glucosides and Externalizes Their Bioactive Phytochemicals – MC Theilmann – mBio


Animal experiments 

Alterations in gut microbiota associated with a cafeteria diet and the physiological consequences in the host. – JM Del Bas – International Journal of Obesity


Animal microbiome 

Prevalence survey of Toxoplasma gondii in hearts from Western Australian sows – K Hodgson – Animal Production Science

The Intestinal Microbiota of Tadpoles Differs from Those of Syntopic Aquatic Invertebrates – ML Lyra – Microbial Ecology

Characterization of the upper and lower respiratory tract microbiota in Piedmontese calves – I Nicola – Microbiome

Update: The microbiome of dogs and cats – what do we know in 2017?  – C Noli – Revue Vétérinaire Clinique

Age-related differences in the respiratory microbiota of chickens – L Glendinning – PLoS One

Species-specific signatures of the microbiome from Camponotus and Colobopsis ants across developmental stages. – MO Ramalho – PLoS One

Wolbachia infection alters the relative abundance of resident bacteria in adult Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, but not larvae. – MD Audsley – Molecular Ecology

Antibiotics reduce genetic diversity of core species in the honeybee gut microbiome. – K Raymann – Molecular Ecology

Gut microbes limit growth in House Sparrows nestlings (Passer domesticus), but not through limitations in digestive capacity. – KD Kohl – Integrative Zoology


Plant, root and soil microbiome

Fungal Endophyte Communities in Begonia Species from the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest – AML Correia – Current Microbiology

Effects of silver-graphene oxide nanocomposites on soil microbial communities – M-J Kim – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Characterization of cellulolytic microbial consortium enriched on Napier grass using metagenomic approaches – P Kanokratana – Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering

Microbial competition for nitrogen and carbon is as intense in the subsoil as in the topsoil – DL Jones – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Warming, shading and a moth outbreak reduce tundra carbon sink strength dramatically by changing plant cover and soil microbial activity. – MB Dahl – Scientific Reports


Water microbiome and extremophile 

Review: Microbial mat ecosystems: Structure types, functional diversity, and biotechnological application – CM Prieto-Barajas – Electronic Journal of Biotechnology

Gelidatrema psychrophila sp. nov., a novel yeast species isolated from an ice island in the Canadian High Arctic – M Tsuji – Mycoscience


Built environment 

Aspergillus subgenus Polypaecilum from the built environment – JB Tanney – Studies in Mycology

Enrichment of syngas-converting communities from a multi-orifice baffled bioreactor – AL Arantes – Microbial Biotechnology


Food microbiology

Influence of heat processing on the volatile organic compounds and microbial diversity of salted and vacuum-packaged silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) fillets during storage – D Li – Food Microbiology


Phages and viruses

Two new viruses, MCV1 and MCV2, which infect Marinitoga bacteria isolated from deep-sea hydrothermal vents: Functional and genomic analysis – C Mercier – Environmental Microbiology



A potential new species of porcine Actinobacillus defined by multi-locus sequence analysis – C Turni – Animal Production Science

Evaluation of two real time PCR assays for the detection of bacterial DNA in amniotic fluid – PG de Velasco-Sada – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Discrete False-Discovery Rate Improves Identification of Differentially Abundant Microbes – L Jiang – mSystems

Stripping flow cytometry: How many detectors do we need for bacterial identification? –  P Rubbens – Cytometry A


Microbes in the news

Bacterial Art Starts a Debate on Money and International Borders –

Superbugs And Rockets Side By Side At Science Museum – Londonist

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