February 9, 2018

Transcriptomics in wildlife, skin microbiota, phages and a lot more for today’s digest!

Events and jobs


Assistant Professor in Metagenomics and Bioinformatics, tenure-track position – Kansas State University – Manhattan, USA

General microbiome

Review: Linking the Gut Microbiota to Bone Health in Anorexia Nervosa – NC Aurigemma – Current Osteoporosis Reports

Research Agenda for Microbiome Based Research for Multidrug-resistant Organism Prevention in the Veterans Health Administration System – AE Kates – Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

Tumour-associated and non-tumour-associated microbiota: Addendum – B Flemer – Gut Microbes

Preprint: An Escherichia coli nitrogen starvation response is important for mutualistic coexistence with Rhodopseudomonas palustris – AL McCully – bioRxiv


Human skin microbiome

Nature-oriented daycare diversifies skin microbiota in children – no robust association with allergies. – J Lehtimäki – Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Epidermal lipid composition, barrier integrity and eczematous inflammation are associated with skin microbiome configuration – H Baurecht – The Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology


Human gut microbiome

Review: Pathophysiology of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: A Holistic Overview – G Holtmann – Karger

Preprint:  Stronger connectivity of the resident gut microbiome lends resistance to invading bacteria – CM Herren – bioRxiv

Animal experiments 

Enteric Immunity : Happy Gut, Healthy Animal – CCL Chase – Veterinary Clinics of North America: Food Animal Practice

Influence of changes in the intestinal microflora on the immune function in mice – S Kishida – Journal of Veterinary Medical Science

In Vivo Assessment of Resistant Starch Degradation by the Caecal Microbiota of Mice Using RNA-Based Stable Isotope Probing—A Proof-of-Principle Study – E Herrmann – Nutrients

Animal microbiome 

A novel approach to wildlife transcriptomics provides evidence of disease-mediated differential expression and changes to the microbiome of amphibian populations – LJ Campbell – Molecular Ecology

The bacterial community associated with the sheep gastrointestinal nematode parasite Haemonchus contortus – G Sinnathamby – PLoS One

Mucus glycosylation and immunity, and bacterial microbiota associated to the skin of experimentally ulcered gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata). – ST Tapia-Paniagua – Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Modulation of gut microbiota by dietary supplementation with tuna oil and algae oil alleviates the effects of D-galactose-induced ageing – H Zhang – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Probiotic treatment during neonatal age provides optimal protection against experimental asthma through the modulation of microbiota and T cells: Neonatal exposure to probiotics prevents asthma – CFCG Nunes – International Immunology

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Activating biochar by manipulating the bacterial and fungal microbiome through pre-conditioning. – AK Jaiswal – New Phytologist


Food microbiology

Growth potential of Listeria monocytogenes in twelve different types of RTE salads: impact of food matrix, storage temperature and shelf life – M Ziegler – bioRxiv

Phages and viruses

Lysogeny is prevalent and widely distributed in the murine gut microbiota – M-S Kim – The ISME Journal

Preprint: A T7 phage factor required for managing RpoS in Escherichia coli  – A Tabib-Salazar – bioRxiv

Preprint: Genotypic and phenotypic diversity within the neonatal HSV-2 population – LN Akhtar – bioRxiv


Distribution of triclosan-resistant genes in major pathogenic microorganisms revealed by metagenome and genome-wide analysis – R Khan – PLoS One

Microbes in the news

Reality check: Are hand dryers in public bathrooms full of bacteria and fungi? – Global News

Consider skipping orange juice in the morning  – Channel NewsAsia

‘Dozens of bacteria:’ After 2 days, snow is no longer safe to eat, study reveals  – Fox6 Now

Termites’ unique gut ‘factory’ key to global domination – Phys.org

Bacteria persist as stowaways – Innovations Report

Genomic Analysis Finds Hospital Plumbing Harbors Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria – Genome Web

Skin microbiome announces agenda – Cosmeticsdesign.com



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