August 26, 2019

Good Morning! Highlights of today’s digest include two spearate studies on carrions, one analyzed microbial community of carcasses at Grassy Mountain region of Utah and the second quantified cytotoxicity of carcasses along ocean beaches to determine risk associated peak points for threatened iconic scavenger animals. And, a study characterized taxonomic diversity of less known marine fungi associated with a seagrass in the Bodega Bay. Finally, many reviews are posted! Check out the Research Review on plasmid-based tools for your favorite host microorganisms!

General Microbiology
Evolution of resistance in vitro reveals a novel mechanism of artemisinin activity in Toxoplasma gondii – Rozenberg et al. – biorxiv

General microbiome
Review: Microbiota-Nourishing Immunity: A Guide to Understanding Our Microbial Self – Litvak and Baumler – Immunity

Human gut microbiome
Review: Pursuing Human-Relevant Gut Microbiota-Immune Interactions – Spencer et al. – Immunity

Gut Microbiome Biomarkers in Adolescent Obesity:a Regional Study – Gao et al. – biorxiv

Animal experiments
Review: Commensal microbiota regulate vertebrate innate immunity – insights from the zebrafish – Murdoch and Rawls – Frontiers in Immunology

Animal microbiome
*Succession of bacterial communities on carrion is independent of vertebrate scavengers – Dangerfield et al. – biorxiv

*Not all rotten fish stink: Microbial changes in decaying carcasses increase cytotoxicity and potential risks to animal scavengers – Blandford et al. – Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

Plant, root and soil microbiome
*Characterization of the mycobiome of the seagrass, Zostera marina, reveals putative 2 associations with marine chytrids – Ettinger and Eisen – bioRxiv

The occurrence of Listeria monocytogenes is associated with built environment microbiota in three tree fruit processing facilities – Tan et al. – Microbiome

The importance of genome sequence quality to microbial comparative genomics – Smits – BMC Genomics

*Research Review: Recent advances in plasmid-based tools for establishing novel microbial chassis – Czamanski Nora et al. – Biotechnology Advances

High-throughput multi-parallel enteropathogen quantification via nano-liter qPCR – Grembi et al. – biorxiv

Longitudinal bioluminescent imaging of HIV-1 infection during antiretroviral therapy and treatment interruption in humanized mice – Ventura et al. – biorxiv

CRISPR-Cas9 mediated genome editing in vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium – de Maat et al. – biorxiv

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