December 19, 2017

Changes to the oral microbiota are associated with risk factors for oral cancer, the benefits of endophytic bacteria on plants, analysis of biofilms from a worldwide sampling of shower hoses.

Pregnancy and early life

Diversity of vaginal microbiota increases by the time of labor onset – Ekaterina Avershina – Scientific Reports

Human oral microbiome

Alterations in oral bacterial communities are associated with risk factors for oral and oropharyngeal cancer – Daniela Börnigen – Scientific Reports

Oral Microbiota: Microbial Biomarkers of Metabolic Syndrome Independent of Host Genetic Factors – Jiyeon Si – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Animal experiments

Pre-print: Antenatal microbial colonisation of mammalian gut – Elisa Borghi – bioRxiv

Metagenome Analysis of Bodily Microbiota in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer Disease Using Bacteria-derived Membrane Vesicles in Blood – Jin-Young Park – Experimental Neurobiology

Animal microbiome

Differential Ecological Specificity of Protist and Bacterial Microbiomes across a Set of Termite Species – Lena Waidele – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Pre-print: The ecological genetics of Pseudomonas syringae residing on the kiwifruit leaf surface – Christina Straub – bioRxiv

Inner Plant Values: Diversity, Colonization and Benefits from Endophytic Bacteria – Hongwei Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Frankia diversity in host-plant root nodules is independent of abundance or relative diversity of Frankia in corresponding rhizosphere soils – Seifeddine Ben Tekaya – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Correlated production and consumption of chloromethane in the Arabidopsis thaliana phyllosphere – Muhammad Farhan Ul Haque – Scientific Reports

Rhizodeposition under drought is controlled by root growth rate and rhizosphere water content – Maire Holz – Plant and Soil

Water and extremophile microbiome

Localized high abundance of Marine group II archaea in the subtropical Pearl River Estuary: implications for their niche adaptation – Wei Xie – Environmental Microbiology

Thermophilic bacterial communities inhabiting the microbial mats of “indifferent” and chalybeate (iron-rich) thermal springs: Diversity and biotechnological analysis – Ramganesh Selvarajan – MicrobiologyOpen

Distribution and phylogeny of anaerobic anammonium-oxidizing (anammox) bacteria in water column of the central Pacific Ocean – Koji Hamasaki – Deap Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography

Built environment

Biofilms in shower hoses – Caitlin R Proctor – Water Research

Phages and viruses

Pre-print: Human Herpes Virus 6 (HHV-6) – Pathogen or Passenger? A pilot study of clinical laboratory data and next generation sequencing – Colin Sharp – bioRxiv

Pre-print: ACI-1 class A beta-lactamase is widespread across human gut microbiomes due to transposons harboured by tailed prophages – Chris M Rands – bioRxiv


Pre-print: How, when, and where relic DNA biases estimates of microbial diversity – J T Lennon – bioRxiv


Plasma microbiome-modulated indole- and phenyl-derived metabolites associate with advanced atherosclerosis and postoperative outcomes – Cori A Cason – Journal of Vascular Surgery

Best-matched internal standard normalization in liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry metabolomics applied to environmental samples – Angela K Boysen – Analytical Chemistry


Microfluidics: A new tool for microbial single cell analyses in human microbiome studies – Yuguang Liu – Biomicrofluidics

Pre-print: CLIQ-BID: A method to quantify bacteria-induced damage to eukaryotic cells by automated live-imaging of bright nuclei – Yann Wallez – bioRxiv

Mapping the ecological networks of microbial communities – Yandong Xiao – Nature Communications

More microbes

Pre-print: Molecular insights into Vibrio cholerae’s intra-amoebal host-pathogen interactions – Charles Van der Henst – bioRxiv

Nature to the natural rescue: Silencing microbial chats – Diby Paul – Chemico-Biological Interactions

Microbes in the news

Tracking effects of a food preservative on the gut microbiome – EurekAlert

Microbiome intervention with niacin aids insulin sensitivity – Medical Xpress

Wound scanner shows bacteria glowing if your body is infected – New Scientist

Engineering new cellular scaffolding for bacteria – Celia Henry Arnaud – Chemical & Engineering News

Viruses can transfer genes across the superkingdoms of life – ScienceDaily

Microbes on the market

British Health Technology Company Expanding Into Ten European Countries – PR Newswire

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