Today’s digest has multiple articles on statistical and bioinformatic techniques! Also included is a job ad from my research team, so check it out if you’re interested in gaining geomicrobiology research experience at a national laboratory.
Events and jobs
Our geomicrobiology research group at the National Energy Technology Lab – Pittsburgh is looking for a technician/researcher. Exact responsibilities are somewhat flexible depending on interest and education-level; we are accepting applications from current students at all levels as well as postdocs.
Mycobacteriophages: From Petri dish to patient – Hatfull – PLOS Pathogens
Reconstructing the ecosystem context of a species: Honey-borne DNA reveals the roles of the honeybee – Wirta et al. – PLOS One
Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Patterns of microbial communities were shaped by bioavailable P along the elevation gradient of Shergyla Mountain, as determined by analysis of phospholipid fatty acids – Ba et al. – PLOS One
Preprint: Soil chemistry and soil history significantly structure oomycete communities in Brassicaceae crop rotations – Blakney et al. – bioRxiv
Community succession and straw degradation characteristics using a microbial decomposer at low temperature – Zhang et al. – PLOS One
Indoor air microbial load, antibiotic susceptibility profiles of bacteria, and associated factors in different wards of Arba Minch General Hospital, southern Ethiopia – Kayta et al. – PLOS One
moreThanANOVA: A user-friendly Shiny/R application for exploring and comparing data with interactive visualization – Jiang et al. – PLOS One
Preparation of biological monolayers for producing high-resolution scanning electron micrographs – Mentor et al. – PLOS One
The accuracy of absolute differential abundance analysis from relative count data – Roche & Mukherjee – PLOS Computational Biology
AC-PCoA: Adjustment for confounding factors using principal coordinate analysis – Wang et al. – PLOS Computational Biology
Microbes in the news
The Art of Science: Students Participate in University’s First-Ever Bio-Art Class – Bernardi – Syracuse University News