February 10, 2018

Check out the Environmental Microbiology * The New Microscopy themed issue from
Events and jobs from Current Opinion in Microbiology! Other highlights include bioinformatic and wet lab techniques, including fecal water preparation for metabolomics and SMRT, as well as a new version of Kraken with k-mer coverage (KrakenHLL)!

Jobs and events
PhD scholarships in Microbiome Synthetic Biology – Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

Human respiratory microbiome
Dysbiosis of inferior turbinate microbiota is associated with high total IgE levels in allergic rhinitis patients – Dong-Wook Hyun – Infection and Immunity

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

Human oral microbiome
Presence of archaea and selected bacteria in infected root canal system – Ewa Brzezińska-Błaszczyk – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Human gut microbiome
ReviewUnderstanding the Microbiome: Emerging Biomarkers for Exploiting the Microbiota for Personalized Medicine against Cancer – Meenakshi Rajpoot – Seminars in Cancer Biology

Animal microbiome
Exploring virulence of new and less studied species of Metarhizium spp. from Brazil for two-spotted spider mite control – Thiago Castro – Experimental and Applied Acarology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Soil metagenome-derived 3-hydroxypalmitic acid methyl ester hydrolases suppress extracellular polysaccharide production in Ralstonia solanacearum – Myung Hwan Lee – Journal of Biotechnology

Effects of rhizosphere interactions of grass interspecies on the soil microbial properties during the natural succession in the Loess Plateau – Chao Zhang – European Journal of Soil Biology

Degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soil mesocosms by microbial/plant bioaugmentation: Performance and mechanism – Fan-xin Kong – Chemosphere

The influence of tree species on soil properties and microbial communities following afforestation of abandoned land in northeast China – Na Yang – European Journal of Soil Biology

Diversity of the bacterial microbiome in the roots of four Saccharum species: S. spontaneum, S. robustum, S. barberi, and S. officinarum – Meng Dong – Frontiers in Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome
Current Opinion in Microbiology has a themed issue called Environmental Microbiology * The New Microscopy with many articles of interest, some including:

First Investigation of Microbial Community Composition in the Bridge (Gadeok Channel) between the Jinhae-Masan Bay and the South Sea of Korea – Jiyoung Lee – Ocean Science Journal

The effect of temperature on the microbial communities of peak biogas production in batch biogas reactors – Guangliang Tian – Renewable Energy

The Effects of Antibiotics on Microbial Community Composition in an Estuary Reservoir during Spring and Summer Seasons – Zheng Xu – Water

Built environment
Review: Advances in concrete materials for sewer systems affected by microbial induced concrete corrosion: A review – Cyrill Grengg – Water Research

Microbial interactions
Comparative study on nutrient depletion-induced lipidome adaptations in Staphylococcus haemolyticus and Staphylococcus epidermidis – Yu Luo – Scientific Reports

The integrated analysis of transcriptome and proteome for exploring the biodegradation mechanism of 2, 4, 6-trinitrotoluene by Citrobacter sp – Hung-Yu Liao – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Probiotics / prebiotics / antibiotics
Evolutionary trajectories to amoxicillin-clavulanic acid resistance in Escherichia coli are affected by growth media – Alasdair TM Hubbard – biorXiv

ComPAS: Community Preserving Sampling for Streaming Graphs – Sandipan Sikdar – arXiv

KrakenHLL: Confident and fast metagenomics classification using unique k-mer counts – Florian P Breitwieser – bioRxiv

Efficient non-cytotoxic fluorescent staining of halophiles – Ivan Maslov – Scientific Reports

Metabonomic Evaluation of Fecal Water Preparation Methods: The Effects of Ultracentrifugation – Sandi Yen – Current Metabolomics

SMRT-Cappable-seq reveals complex operon variants in bacteria – Bo Yan – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news
Are Hand Dryers Actually Full of Bacteria? A Viral Photo Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story – Maggie Astor – New York Times

Bacteria-infected mosquitoes might be good thing for Miami – Jennifer Kay – ABC News
Miami releases bacteria-infected mosquitoes to help fight Zika virus – KGUN9

UV Light That Is Safe for Humans but Bad for Bacteria and Viruses – GEN News

Stanford Global Health awards seed funding to nine projects – Stanford Medicine News Center

Microbes on the market
Seres Therapeutics Inc. (MCRB) Settles Into New 52-Week Low on February 08 Session – Equities.com

Tiffany’s other picks
Zika Virus Alters DNA Methylation of Neural Genes in an Organoid Model of the Developing Human Brain – Sylvie Janssens – mSystems


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