January 4, 2017

Implication of dysbiosis in arthritis in rats, studying soil crust biology and chemistry using metabolomics, a news article on exercise and the microbiome.

Human gut microbiome

Comprehensive analysis of polyamine transport and biosynthesis in the dominant human gut bacteria: Potential presence of novel polyamine metabolism and transport genes – Yuta Sugiyama – The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology

Animal experiments

Effects of HLA-B27 on Gut Microbiota in Experimental Spondyloarthritis Implicate an Ecological Model of Dysbiosis – Tejpal Gill – Arthritis & Rheumatology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Linking soil biology and chemistry in biological soil crust using isolate exometabolomics – Tami L Swenson – Nature Communications

Cooperative interactions between seed-borne bacterial and air-borne fungal pathogens on rice – Boknam Jung – Nature Communications

Synergistic action of rhizospheric fungi with Megathyrsus maximus root speeds up hydrocarbon degradation kinetics in oil polluted soil – Michael Dare Asemoloye – Chemosphere

Pre-print: Crop diversity increases disease suppressive capacity of soil microbiomes – Ariane L Peralta – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Exercise Alters Our Microbiome. Is That One Reason It’s So Good for Us? – Gretchen Reynolds – The New York Times

Bifidobacterium or fiber protect against deterioration of the inner colonic mucus layer – ScienceDaily

Scientists use sound to track tiny organisms in the body – Angela Chen – The Verge

Bacteria and Cancer: Another Connection – Derek Lowe – Science Translational Medicine

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