February 5, 2018

A digest full of news for today.

Animal microbiome 

Coexistence of novel gammaproteobacterial and Arsenophonus symbionts in the scale insect Greenisca brachypodii (Hemiptera, Coccomorpha: Eriococcidae) – A Michalik – Environmental Microbiology

Water microbiome

Shift in the microbial community composition of surface water and sediment along an urban river – L Wang – Science of The Total Environment

Techniques

Preprint: Thermoelectric Heat Exchange and Growth Regulation in a Continuous Yeast Culture – A Latorre-Perez – bioRxiv

New colony multiplex PCR assays for the detection and discrimination of vancomycin-resistant enterococcal species – T Nomura – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Microbes in the news

Babies’ infection risk higher if pregnant mums take antibiotics, according to new research – ABC

Monique Keiran: It takes guts to look after yourself – Times Colonist

How tumours develop where these gut bacteria thrive – Deccan Chronicle

Bacteria that causes leprosy is mutating into something even more dangerous – Joe

The microbiome has been called the forgotten organ — and it could hold the ‘next paradigm shift in science and medicine’ – Infosurhoy

Superbugs – Our destiny of doom – The Sentinel-Echo

Johnson & Johnson Innovation to Explore the Role of Microbiome in Sleep – Sleep Review

Historic Fort Myers Billy’s Creek has been ‘frighteningly’ polluted for at least 15 years – News-Press

It’s not just planes — airports also crawling with germs, study says – The Seattle Times

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