March 23, 2018

Optogenetic regulation of transcription to promote biosynthesis of desired chemicals from fungi, the effect of yeast and bacteria on floral nectar, guidelines and best practices for human microbiome sampling/sequencing/processing.

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Evaluation of conventional and response surface level optimisation of n-dodecane (n-C12) mineralisation by psychrotolerant strains isolated from pristine soil at Southern Victoria Island, Antarctica – Syahir Habib – Microbial Cell Factories

Analysis of microbiota in bellflower root, Platycodon grandiflorum, obtained from South Korea – Daeho Kim – Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Contrasting effects of yeasts and bacteria on floral nectar traits – Rachel L Vannette – Annals of Botany

Water and extremophile microbiome

Mechanisms of Methyl Mercury Net Degradation in Alder Swamps: The Role of Methanogens and Abiotic Processes – Rose-Marie Kronberg – Environmental Science & Technology Letters

Microbial mat of the thermal springs Kuchiger Republic of Buryatia: species composition, biochemical properties and electrogenic activity in biofuel cell – Denis Aleksandrovich Yuriev – IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Sciences

Bioinformatics

Pre-print: A comprehensive automated pipeline for human microbiome sampling, 16S rRNA gene sequencing and bioinformatics processing – Luisa W Hugerth – bioRxiv

Pre-print/Review: Real-time analysis and visualization of pathogen sequence data – Richard A Neher – bioRxiv

Techniques

Yeast Biofilm as a Bridge Between Medical and Environmental Microbiology Across Different Detection Techniques – Luca Roscini – Infectious Diseases and Therapy

More microbes

Optogenetic regulation of engineered cellular metabolism for microbial chemical production – Evan M Zhao – Nature

Pre-print: Titan cells formation in Cryptococcus neoformans is finely tuned by environmental conditions and modulated by positive and negative genetic regulators – Benjamin Hommel – bioRxiv

Pre-print: High-resolution analysis of the pneumococcal transcriptome under a wide range of infection-relevant conditions – Rieza Aprianto – bioRxiv

Pre-print: Deep genome annotation of the opportunistic human pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae D39 – Jelle Slager – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Oral microbiome and anthropometry changes following caries arrest using silver-nitrate/fluoride-varnish – EurekAlert

Metagenomics of early childhood oral health and early childhood caries – EurekAlert

Synergistic effects of smoking and obesity on the subgingival microbiome – EurekAlert

Gut bacteria can mean life or death for birds – EurekAlert

Its name is LUCA. Now it’s needing second thoughts – Stephen Fleischfresser – Cosmos

Plants really do feed their friends – ScienceDaily

Bacteria eats greenhouse gas with a side of protein – Phys.org

Survival of the Slimiest: The Persistent Nature of Biofilms – Sonali D Advani – Medscape

Amy’s non-microbiology picks

Editorial: Asymmetry symposium unites economists, physicists and artists – Nature

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