December 4, 2017

Today we have many interesting articles,  Marangoni A. evaluates  antifungal properties of Spirulina platensis against  Candida species; J. de Gunzburg  reports on gut microbiome  protection from antibiotics; E. Uhlig writes about removal of Escherichia coli from “ready‐to‐eat” salads .. while in my personal non microbiological pics you can read the study from A.Carter about women’s visibility in academic seminars. Apparently women ask fewer questions than men. Enjoy your winter read.

Events and jobs

Microbiology Professor, College of the Sequoias, San Jose

Postdoctoral Fellow, EMBL,Hinxton, United Kingdom

General microbiome

Review: Multidrug resistant (or antimicrobial-resistant) pathogens – alternatives to new antibiotics? – Anne-Sophie Brunel – Swiss Medical Weekly

Petri dish versus Winogradsky column: a longue durée perspective on purity and diversity in microbiology, 1880s-1980s – Grote M – History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences

Pregnancy and early life

32-week premature rupture of membranes caused by oropharyngeal microbiota – Alberto Hidalgo-Chicharro – Microbiology Society

Bacteriological and Immunological Profiling of Meconium and Fecal Samples from Preterm Infants: A Two-Year Follow-Up Study – Marta Gómez – Nutrients

Human respiratory microbiome

IL-17 and TNF-α Are Key Mediators of Moraxella catarrhalis Triggered Exacerbation of Allergic Airway Inflammation – Safa Alnahas – Frontiers in Immunology

Oral microbiome

Gingivitis and plaque prevention using three commercially available dentifrices: A comparative clinical and microbiological randomized control parallel study – Ramprasad Reddy – International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation

Human vaginal microbiome

In vitro activity of Spirulina platensis water extract against different Candida species isolated from vulvo-vaginal candidiasis cases – Antonella Marangoni – PLOS One

Characterization of a New Ezakiella Isolated From the Human Vagina: Genome Sequence and Description of Ezakiella Massiliensis Sp. Nov – K Diop – Current Microbiology

Newly Isolated Lactobacilli Strains From Algerian Human Vaginal Microbiota: Lactobacillus Fermentum Strains Relevant Probiotic’s Candidates – Liza Ouarabi – Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

Human nearly-sterile sites

A comprehensive analysis of breast cancer microbiota and host gene expression – Kevin J. Thompson – PLOS One

Human gut microbiome

Aging Gut Microbiota at the Cross-Road between Nutrition, Physical Frailty, and Sarcopenia: Is There a Gut–Muscle Axis? – Andrea Ticinesi – Nutrients

Adipose Tissue Metabolism and Cancer Progression: Novel Insights from Gut Microbiota? – Benedicte F. Jordan – Current Pathobiology Reports

Protection of the human gut microbiome from antibiotics – Jean de Gunzburg – The Journal of Infectious Diseases

Gut microbiota and colorectal cancer: insights into pathogenesis for novel therapeutic strategies – Yongbo Kang – Zeitschrift für Gastroenterologie

Genomic Analysis of a Pathogenic Bacterium, Paeniclostridium sordellii CBA7122 Containing the Highest Number of rRNA Operons, Isolated from a Human Stool Sample – Joon Yong Kim – Frontiers in Pharmacology

Cellular senescence in gastrointestinal diseases: from pathogenesis to therapeutics – Frey N – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology

Gut Symbiont Bacteroides fragilis Secretes a Eukaryotic-Like Ubiquitin Protein That Mediates Intraspecies Antagonism – Chatzidaki-Livanis M – mBio

Reduction in Gut Microbial Diversity as a Mechanism of Action of Exclusive Enteral Nutrition – Kaakoush NO – The American Journal of Gastroenterology

Adipose Tissue Metabolism and Cancer Progression: Novel Insights from Gut Microbiota? – Jordan BF – Current Pathobiology Reports

Review: A review of metabolic potential of human gut microbiome in human nutrition – Yadav M – Archives of Microbiology

Animal experiments 

Colonization with Escherichia coli EC 25 protects neonatal rats from necrotizing enterocolitis – Debi M. Thomas – PLOS One

Animal microbiome

Bamboo Specialists From Two Mammalian Orders (Primates, Carnivora) Share a High Number of Low-Abundance Gut Microbe – EA McKenney – Microbial Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Organic Amendments in a Long-Term Field Trial-Consequences for the Bulk Soil Bacterial Community as Revealed by Network Analysis – CAO Schmid – Microbial Ecology

Distinctive Soil Archaeal Communities in Different Variants of Tropical Equatorial Forest – D Kerfahi – Microbial Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Comparative Analyses of Methanogenic and Methanotrophic Communities Between Two Different Water Regimes in Controlled Wetlands on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China – Hongpeng Cui – Current Microbiology

Built environment

Microbial Insight into a Pilot-Scale Enhanced Two-Stage High-Solid Anaerobic Digestion System Treating Waste Activated Sludge – Jing Wu – International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Food microbiology

Effects of household washing on bacterial load and removal of Escherichia coli from lettuce and “ready-to-eat” salads – Elisabeth Uhlig – Food Science & Nutrition

Organic food and the impact on human health – Hurtado-Barroso S – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Probiotics / prebiotics

Probiotics Ingestion Does Not Directly Affect Thyroid Hormonal Parameters in Hypothyroid Patients on Levothyroxine Treatment – Giorgia Spaggiari – Frontiers in Endocronology

Characterization of probiotic potential of Bacillus species isolated from a traditional brine pickle – Ragul K – Journal of Food Science and Technology



Microbiome Datasets Are Compositional: And This Is Not Optional – Gregory B. Gloor – Frontiers in Microbiology

A meta-proteomics approach to study the interspecies interactions affecting microbial biofilm development in a model community – Herschend J – Scientific Reports

A 16S rRNA gene sequencing and analysis protocol for the Illumina MiniSeq platform – Monica Pichler – bioRxiv


Exploration of Microbial Communities Using the Thermo Scientific Varioskan LUX Multimode Reader and the Invitrogen EVOS FL Cell Imaging System – Anna Hiltunen – BioTechniques

Application of hierarchical oligonucleotide primer extension (HOPE) to assess relative abundances of ammonia- and nitrite-oxidizing bacteria – Giantommaso Scarascia – BMC Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Microorganisms on your scalp, ears and elbows can be turned into music

Microbes on the market

With $1M in funding, Phase Genomics looks to crack genetic codes and discover unknown bacteria

Tina’s non microbiological pics

Women’s visibility in academic seminars: women ask fewer questions than men


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