December 15, 2020

Hi all! We’ve only got a handful of articles for you today. Rather than focus on any one paper, I wanted to highlight the two faculty position postings linked below.

The first is a position to study host-associated microbiomes in a ‘wild’ context at the University of Calgary. The successful applicant would be joining an incredible group of microbiome researchers at the University of Calgary and would be well positioned to leverage the newly created ‘International Microbiome Centre’ (

The second position is a tenure-track position for research on plant-microbe interactions. Again, seems like a good chance to join a great community of researchers in state-of-the-art facilities.

University of Calgary: Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Wild Microbiome Research, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Cumming School of Medicine – Deadline: Jan 15th 2021

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolution of Plant-Microbe Interactions – Deadline: Jan 8th 2021

Animal experiments
Recovery of gut microbiota in mice exposed to tetracycline hydrochloride and their correlation with host metabolism – Zhao et al. – Ecotoxicology

Spatial and temporal organization of jejunal microbiota in goats during animal development process – Zhang et al. – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Animal microbiome
The effects of high-density polyethylene and polypropylene microplastics on the soil and earthworm Metaphire guillelmi gut microbiota – Cheng et al. – Chemosphere

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
The bacterial communities of surface soils from desert sites in the eastern Utah (USA) portion of the Colorado Plateau – Osman et al. – Microbiological Research

Agricultural Soil Management Practices Differentially Shape the Bacterial and Fungal Microbiome of Sorghum bicolor – Wipf et al. – Applied and Environmental Micorbiology

Arid Ecosystem Vegetation Canopy-Gap Dichotomy: Influence on Soil Microbial Composition and Nutrient Cycling Functional Potential – Kushwaha et al. – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Environmental methane emissions from seagrass wrack and evaluation of salinity effect on microbial community composition – Misson et al. – Journal of Cleaner Production

Water and extremophile microbiome
Characterization of sediment microbial communities at two sites with low hydrocarbon pollution in the southeast Gulf of Mexico – Suárez-Moo et al. – PeerJ

Taxonomic composition and seasonal dynamics of the air microbiome in West Siberia – Gusareva et al. – Scientific Reports

Built environment
Diversity and functional prediction of microbial communities involved in the first aerobic bioreactor of coking wastewater treatment system – Deng et al. – PLoS One

A novel 3D in vitro model of the human gut microbiota – Biagini et al. – Scientific Reports

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