June 28, 2018

Microbial adaptation to snake and spider venom, a 1.5-year study of fungi in space at the International Space Station, US National Postdoc Survey results.

General microbiome

Quantitative assessment of individual populations within polymicrobial biofilms – Susana Patrícia Lopes – Scientific Reports

Human nearly-sterile sites

Streptococcus mutans in Umbilical Cord Blood, Peripheral Blood, and Saliva from Healthy Mothers – Marcelly Milhomem Mendes – Current Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Pre-print: Microbial adaptation to venom is common in snakes and spiders – E Esmaeilishirazifard – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Colonisation dynamics of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and dark septate endophytes in the sugarcane crop cycle – Anders Claassens – Rhizosphere

Response Surface Modelling through Box-Behnken approach to optimize bacterial quorum sensing inhibitory action of Tribulus terrestris root extract – Kayeen Vadakkan – Rhizosphere

Multi ‘omics comparison reveals metabolome biochemistry, not microbiome composition or gene expression, corresponds to elevated biogeochemical function in the hyporheic zone – Emily B Graham – Science of the Total Environment

Pre-print: Co-culture of soil biofilm isolates enables the discovery of novel antibiotics – Chun-Hui Gao – bioRxiv

Pre-print: Microbial interkingdom interactions in roots promote Arabidopsis survival – Paloma Duran – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome

Persisting responses of salt marsh fungal communities to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill – Candice Y Lumibao – Science of the Total Environment

Microbes in space

Integrity of the DNA and Cellular Ultrastructure of Cryptoendolithic Fungi in Space or Mars Conditions: A 1.5-Year Study at the International Space Station – Silvano Onofri – Life

Food microbiology

Influence of lactate and acetate removal on the microbiota of French fresh pork sausages – Agnès Bouju-Albert – Food Microbiology

Probiotics/prebiotics

The anxiolytic effect of probiotics: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the clinical and preclinical literature – Daniel J Reis – PLOS ONE

Phages and viruses

Pre-print: Megaphage infect Prevotella and variants are widespread in gut microbiomes – Audra E Devoto – bioRxiv

Bacteria art

Fifty Percent Human – how art brings us in touch with our microbial cohabitants – Sonja Bäumel – Microbial Biotechnology

Scottish fashion student who grows dresses from tea brews up storm in fashion world – Daily Record

artist reimagines the human microbiome as an intricately cut paper coral reef – design bloom

The next big home design trend? Bacteria – Co.Design

Science, career, and publishing

Pre-print: Career Choice, Gender, and Mentor Impact: Results of the U.S. National Postdoc Survey – Sean C McConnell – bioRxiv

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