December 18, 2017

In today’s short post we have included the “Lab stock photo fun” at the end of this post. A couple of more arriving shortly during  Christmas!!

General microbiome

Phylogenetic and Phenotypic Characterization of the Energy-taxis Receptor Aer in Pseudomonas – SC Booth – bioRxiv

Interleukin-18: Biological properties and role in disease pathogenesis – G Kaplanski – Immunological Reviews

Animal experiments 

Selenium nanoparticles in poultry feed modify gut microbiota and increase abundance of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii –  S Gangadoo – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Phages and viruses

Prophages and Growth Dynamics Confound Experimental Results with Antibiotic-Tolerant Persister Cells. – A Harms – mBio


Phylofactorization – a graph partitioning algorithm to identify phylogenetic scales of ecological data – AD Washburne – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Bacteria see etchings, and die – Cosmos

Rejected antibiotic candidate likely to get new chance for producing bacteria killers: study – Xinhuanet

For the New Year, resolve to treat your gut bugs right – Lexington Herald Leader

This is how dirty your money is – Channel NewsAsia

Before hosting Christmas, get rid of these germy spots in your home – Local 8 now

ASU scientists discover gut bacteria in bees spread antibiotic-resistant genes to each other – ASU Now

Lab stock photo fun

When  the colour of the solution matches that of my gloves!



When my samples are at the same spot on the petridish and have similar patterns..



When good things happen with completely filled-up test tubes..



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