May 17, 2018

Genome engineering tools for non-model prokaryotes, microgravity and space radiation’s effects on microbes, an analysis of science podcasts.

General microbiome

Taking the technical microbiome into the next decade – Jo De Vrieze – Environmental Microbiology

Pre-print: Links between environment, diet, and the hunter-gatherer microbiome – Gabriela K Fragiadakis – bioRxiv

Human vaginal microbiome

The effect of vaginal microbial communities on colonization by Staphylococcus aureus with the gene for toxic shock syndrome toxin 1 (TSST-1): a case–control study – Jacob D Pierson – FEMS Pathogens and Disease

Human urinary microbiome

Lactobacillus and Urine Microbiome in Association with Urinary Tract Infections and Bacterial Vaginosis – Jun-Mo Kim – Urogenital Tract Infection

Human gut microbiome

Combination Antibiotics Improves Disease Activity and Alters Microbial Communities In Children with Ulcerative Colitis – Kattayoun Kordy – Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Animal experiments

Postnatal colonization with human “infant-type” Bifidobacterium species alters behavior of adult gnotobiotic mice – Berkley Luk – PLOS ONE

A gene catalogue of the Sprague-Dawley rat gut metagenome – Hudan Pan – Gigascience

Animal microbiome

Changes in intestinal microbiota of Bufo gargarizans and its association with body weight during metamorphosis – Lihong Chai – Archives of Microbiology

Metagenomic analysis of Varroa-free Australian honey bees (Apis mellifera) shows a diverse Picornavirales virome – John M K Roberts – Journal of General Virology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Strong associations between plant genotypes and bacterial communities in a natural salt marsh – Gregory P Zogg – Ecology and Evolution

What Is the Role of Archaea in Plants? New Insights from the Vegetation of Alpine Bogs – Julian Taffner – mSphere

Rhizosphere hydrophobicity limits root water uptake after drying and subsequent rewetting – Mohsen Zarebanadkouki – Plant and Soil

Crop rotational diversity increases disease suppressive capacity of soil microbiomes – Ariane L Peralta – Ecosphere

Water and extremophile microbiome

A thiotrophic microbial community in an acidic brine lake in Northern Chile – Lorena Escudero – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Codon usage bias reveals genomic adaptations to environmental conditions in an acidophilic consortium – Andrew Hart – PLOS ONE

Microbes in space

Review: Effect of microgravity & space radiation on microbes – Giuliana Senatore – Future Microbiology

Food microbiology

Bacterial community analysis in three types of the fermented seafood, jeotgal, produced in South Korea – Eun-Ji Song – Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry


Transcriptomic and metabolomic analyses reveal that bacteria promote plant defense during infection of soybean cyst nematode in soybean – Wenshu Kang – BMC Plant Biology


Review: Building a genome engineering toolbox in non‐model prokaryotic microbes – Emily Freed – Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Pre-print: Effective soil extraction method for cultivating previously uncultured soil bacteria – Tuan Manh Nguyen – bioRxiv

More microbes

Disentangling complex parasite interactions: Protection against cerebral malaria by one helminth species is jeopardized by co-infection with another – Jessica L Abbate – PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Pre-print: Nanotube-mediated cross-feeding couples the metabolism of interacting bacterial cells – Shraddha Shitut – bioRxiv

Science, career, and publishing

Pre-print: Science podcasts: analysis of global production and output from 2004 to 2018 – Lewis E MacKenzie – bioRxiv

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