March 5, 2018


General microbiome

Characterization of microbiota in male infertility cases uncovers differences in seminal hyperviscosity and oligoasthenoteratozoospermia possibly correlated with increased prevalence of infectious bacteria – C Monteiro – American Journal of Reproductive Immunology

Taxa-function robustness in microbial communities – A Eng – BMC Microbiome


Human vaginal microbiome

Impact of contraceptive initiation on vaginal microbiota  – SL Achilles – American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Human gut microbiome

Review: The gut microbiome and elevated cardiovascular risk in obesity and autoimmunity – LJ Kasselman – Atherosclerosis

Alteration of the fecal microbiota in Chinese patients with Parkinson’s disease – Y Qian – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Comparison of reduced metagenome and 16S rRNA gene sequencing for determination of genetic diversity and mother-child overlap of the gut associated microbiota – A Ravi – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Alterations in Gut Microbial Function Following Liver Transplant – JS Bajaj – Liver Transplantation

Animal microbiome 

Tick microbial communities within enriched extracts of Amblyomma maculatum – AS Varela-Stokes – Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases

Bacterial microbiota of Aedes aegypti mosquito larvae is altered by intoxication with Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis – G Tetreau – BMC Parasites & Vectors

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Enhanced phytoremdiation of Robinia pseudoacacia in heavy metal-contaminated soils with rhizobia and the associated bacterial community structure and function – M Fan – Chemosphere

Endophytic and Epiphytic Phyllosphere Fungal Communities Are Shaped by Different Environmental Factors in a Mediterranean Ecosystem – T Gomes – Microbial Ecology

Plant-associated bacteria mitigate drought stress in soybean – SJ Martins – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Whole genome analysis of six organophosphate-degrading rhizobacteria reveals putative agrochemical degradation enzymes with broad substrate specificity – R Iyer – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Co-inoculation of Lolium perenne with Funneliformis mosseae and the dark septate endophyte Cadophora sp. in a trace element-polluted soil – C Berthelot – Mycorrhiza

Impact of wastewater effluent containing aged nanoparticles and other components on biological activities of the soil microbiome, Arabidopsis plants, and earthworms – J Liu – Environmental Research

Built environment 

Redundancy of anaerobic digestion microbiomes during disturbances by the antibiotic monensin – CM Spirito – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Food microbiology

The potential use of Debaryomyces hansenii for the biological control of pathogenic fungi in food – N Medina-Córdova – Biological Control

Selection of starter cultures for the production of sour cassava starch in a pilot-scale fermentation process – FCL Penido – Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

The functionality of prebiotics as immunostimulant: Evidences from trials on terrestrial and aquatic animals – A Nawaz – Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Review: Polyphenol-based prebiotics and synbiotics: Potential for cancer chemoprevention – WPDW Thilakarathna – Current Opinion in Food Science


Microbes in the news

Mobile nanotweezers can pick, drop live bacteria – The Hindu

Is Your Diet Destroying Beneficial Gut Bacteria? – Care2

Eureka moment to battle drug resistance: Bacteria in University of Hyderabad lake can power antibiotic – Time of India

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