February 21, 2018

Events and jobs

BioData World West 2018 – March 13-14 – Hotel Kabuki, San Francisco, CA

General microbiome

[editorial] Systems biology of the human microbiome – BP Bernabé, L Cralle, JA Gilbert – Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 2018

[pre-print] Growth tradeoffs produce complex microbial communities without direct interactions – Michael Manhart – bioRxiv

Exploring the Multifaceted Role of Microbes in Pharmacology – Mitali Mishra – Microbial Biotechnology

Human reproductive or urinary microbiome

Seminal bacterial composition in patients with obstructive and non-obstructive azoospermia – Houyang Chen – Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine

Human respiratory microbiome

Virome and bacteriome characterization of children with pneumonia and asthma in Mexico City during winter seasons 2014 and 2015 – Jose A. Romero-Espinoza – PLOS One

Human gut microbiome

[pdf[ Phytochemicals that influence gut microbiota as prophylactics and for the treatment of obesity and inflammatory diseases – Lucrecia Carrera-Quintanar – Hindawi

Dietary Fiber Treatment Corrects the Composition of Gut Microbiota, Promotes SCFA Production, and Suppresses Colon Carcinogenesis – F Bishehsari – Genes

A Cross-Talk Between Microbiota-Derived Short-Chain Fatty Acids and the Host Mucosal Immune System Regulates Intestinal Homeostasis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Pedro Gonçalves – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Animal microbiome

Differential microbial communities of omnivorous and herbivorous cattle in Southern China – Susanna K.P. Lau – Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal

The gills of reef fish support a distinct microbiome influenced by host-specific factors – Zoe A. Pratte – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Metagenomic analysis of orange colored protrusions from the muscle of Queen Conch Lobatus gigas (Linnaeus, 1758) – Jaison H. Cuartas – PeerJ

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Bulk soil and maize rhizosphere resistance genes, mobile genetic elements and microbial communities are differently impacted by organic and inorganic fertilization – Birgit Wolters – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Structural and metabolic diversity of rhizosphere microbial communities of Phragmites karka in a tropical coastal lagoon – Pratiksha Behera – Applied Soil Ecology

Responses of soil microbial communities to a short-term application of seaweed fertilizer revealed by deep amplicon sequencing – Mingpeng Wang – Applied Soil Ecology

[pdf] The Green Roof Microbiome: Improving Plant Survival for Ecosystem Service Delivery – Roberta Fulthorpe – Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Microbes and Their Role in Drought Tolerance of Agricultural Food Crops – Rout George Kerry – Microbial Biotechnology

Microscopic and Metagenomic Analyses of Peltigera ponojensis (Peltigerales, Ascomycota) – Linda E. Graham – International Journal of Plant Sciences

Frankia Diversity in Host Plant Root Nodules Is Independent of Abundance or Relative Diversity of Frankia Populations in Corresponding Rhizosphere Soils – Seifeddine Ben Tekaya – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

High frequency cropping of pulses modifies soil nitrogen level and the rhizosphere bacterial microbiome in 4-year rotation systems of the semiarid prairie – Chantal Hamel – Applied Soil Ecology

Bulk soil and maize rhizosphere resistance genes, mobile genetic elements and microbial communities are differently impacted by organic and inorganic fertilization – Birgit Wolters – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Variability in metagenomic samples from the Puget Sound: Relationship to temporal and anthropogenic impacts – James C. Wallace – PLOS One

Linking the effect of antibiotics on partial-nitritation biofilters: performance, microbial communities and microbial activities – Alejandro Gonzalez-Martinez – Frontiers in Microbiology

The effect of epiphytic macroinvertebrates on microbial communities in different types of macrophyte-dominated shallow lakes – Tomasz Mieczan –  Knowl. Manag. Aquat. Ecosyst

Watershed-induced limnological and microbial status in two oligotrophic Andean lakes exposed to the same climatic scenario – Alex Echeverría-Vega – Frontiers in Microbiology

** A novel β-glucosidase isolated from the microbial metagenome of Lake Poraquê (Amazon, Brazil) – Danyelle Toyama – Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Proteins and Proteomics

Variations in culturable bacterial communities and biochemical properties in the foreland of the retreating Tianshan No. 1 glacier – Xiukun Wu – Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

Food microbiology

Microbial diversity and component variation in Xiaguan Tuo Tea during pile fermentation – Haizhou Li – PLOS One

Metagenomic Insights into Environmental Microbiome and Their Application in Food/Pharmaceutical Industry – Ramya Sree Boddu – Microbial Biotechnology

Phages and viruses

[pre-print] THEA: A novel approach to gene identification in phage genomes – Katelyn McNair – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

* [pdf] Microbiome Data Accurately Predicts the Postmortem Interval Using Random Forest Regression Models – Aeriel Belk – Genes

COREMIC: a web-tool to search for a niche associated CORE MICrobiome – Richard R. Rodrigues – PeerJ

Techniques

Isotope fractionation in biogas allows direct microbial community stability monitoring in anaerobic digestion – Jo De Vrieze – Environmental Science & Technology

Statistical assessment of DNA extraction methodology for culture-independent analysis of microbial community associated with diverse environmental samples – Rishi Mahajan – Molecular Biology Reports

Microbes in the news

These Bacteria Eat Toxic Metal, ‘Poop’ Gold Nuggets – Live Science

Ed’s non-microbiology picks (can use your own name of course!) (cool non-microbiology science)

Earthquakes follow wastewater disposal patterns in southern Kansas

Ultra-processed foods ‘linked to cancer’

Promising cancer vaccine would use patient’s own cells to train the immune system

Does GMO corn increase crop yields? 21 years of data confirm it does—and provides substantial health benefits

Poor fitness linked to weaker brain fiber, higher dementia risk

Low cigarette consumption and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke: meta-analysis of 141 cohort studies in 55 study reports

Fewer Infants Died In States That Allowed Affordable Care Act

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