February 6, 2018


General microbiome

Preprint: Selection of appropriate metagenome taxonomic classifiers for ancient microbiome research – IM Velsko – bioRxiv

Advances in metabolic engineering in the microbial production of fuels and chemicals from C1 gas – CM Humphreys – Current Opinion in Biotechnology


Human skin microbiome

Individual and household attributes influence the dynamics of the personal skin microbiota and its association network – MHY Leung – Microbiome


Human gut microbiome

The intestinal protist Blastocystis is not a common member of the healthy infant gut microbiota in a Westernized country (Ireland) – PD Scanlan – Parasitology

Preprint: When metabolism meets physiology: Harvey and Harvetta – I Thiele – bioRxiv

Connection between BMI related plasma metabolite profile and gut microbiota – F Ottosson – The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

Animal experiments 

Review: Gut microbiome and depression: what we know and what we need to know – G Winter – Reviews in the Neurosciences

Potential of Lactobacillus plantarum ZDY2013 and Bifidobacterium bifidum WBIN03 in relieving colitis by gut microbiota, immune and anti-oxidative stress – Y Wang – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Air-Dried Brown Seaweed, Ascophyllum nodosum, Alters the Rumen Microbiome in a Manner That Changes Rumen Fermentation Profiles and Lowers the Prevalence of Foodborne Pathogens – M Zhou – mSphere

Animal microbiome 

Antimicrobial resistance in companion animals – DI Rendle – Equine Veterinary Journal

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Drought neutralises plant–soil feedback of two mesic grassland forbs – EL Fry – Oecologica

Effects of different fertilizers on methane emissions and methanogenic community structures in paddy rhizosphere soil – J Yuan – Science of The Total Environment

Halotolerant microbial consortia able to degrade highly recalcitrant plant biomass substrate. – L Cortes-Tolalpa – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Microbial Diversity and Community Structure in Agricultural Soils Suffering from 4-year Pb Contamination – A Fengqiu – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Evidence for species-specific plant responses to soil microbial communities from remnant and degraded land provides promise for restoration – ME Smith – Austral Ecology

Long term effects of Lespedeza bicolor revegetation on soil bacterial communities in Dexing copper mine tailings in Jiangxi Province, China – Z Wu – Applied Soil Ecology

Water microbiome and extremophile

Preprint: Spatiotemporal dynamics of river viruses, bacteria and microeukaryotes – TV Rossum – bioRxiv

Life on Phosphite: A Metagenomics Tale – Y Tapia-Torres – Trends in Microbiology

Biodegradation of n-alkanes on oil-seawater interfaces at different temperatures and microbial communities associated with the degradation. – S Lofthus – Biodegradation

Contrasting the genetic patterns of microbial communities in soda lakes with and without cyanobacterial bloom – AP Andreote – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial communities associated with the co-metabolism of free cyanide and thiocyanate under alkaline conditions – L Mekuto – 3 Biotech

Untapped bacterial diversity and metabolic potential within Unkeshwar hot springs, India – G Mehetre – Archives of Microbiology

Built environment 

Effects of wastewater constituents and operational conditions on the composition and dynamics of anodic microbial communities in bioelectrochemical systems – M Kokko – Bioresource Technology

Free-living bacteria and potential bacterial pathogens in sewage treatment plants – K Huang – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Crawling-induced floor dust resuspension affects the microbiota of the infant breathing zone – H Hyytiäinen – Microbiome



Preprint: Coupling MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry protein and specialized metabolite analyses to rapidly discriminate bacterial function – CM Clark – bioRxiv

Preprint: Kaptive Web: user-friendly capsule and lipopolysaccharide serotype prediction for Klebsiella genomes – RR Wick – bioRxiv

The madness of microbiome: Attempting to find consensus “best practice” for 16S microbiome studies – J Pollock – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Microbes in the news

The possibilities of microorganisms – The Varsity

New insight into the molecular weapons of the plant microbiome – EurekAlert

Ohio State scientists to send ancient bacteria into space to unlock secrets about life on other planets – The Columbus Dispatch

Workbench for virus design – Phys.org

What does your poo microbiome do? – Phys.org

The Importance of Infants’ Exposure to Microorganisms – The New York Times

Treatment of nitrogen-polluted sediment using marine anammox bacteria – Science Daily

Microbes and the market

Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches Axiom Microbiome Array for Research – Cision PR Newswire

Worldwide Microbiome Sequencing Services Market Driven by Business Overview, Company Profile, Products, Services and Solutions Prediction To 2022 – Facts Week

Non-Microbiology Picks

Chilly Climates, Balancing Acts, and Shifting Pathways: What Happens to Women in STEM Doctoral Programs – M Cabay – Social Sciences


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