October 4, 2017

Today’s digest features excellent reviews on recent advances in cryo-electron microscopy technology for understanding bacterial ribosome assembly,  and impact of gut microbiome on therapeutics. Happy reading! General microbiome Towards standards for human fecal sample processing in metagenomic studies – Paul I Costea – Nature Biotechnology Assessment of variation in microbial community amplicon sequencing by the […]

September 25, 2017

  General microbiome Comprehensive analysis of central carbon metabolism reveals multiple connections between nutrients, biosynthetic capacity, and cell morphology in Escherichia coli – CS Westfall – bioRxiv     Human oral microbiome Periodontal Pathogen Colonization in Young Children by PCR Quantification – A Longitudinal Survey. – K Takahashi – The Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry     Human […]

August 27, 2017

Quite a few reviews and news pieces to supplement your Sunday. Separation of mom and infant shortly after birth may run afoul of our evolutionary history, the gut-microbiome-brain axis is hot today, and can we use bacteria to generate electricity for us? General microbiology Review: Plant Hormones: Key Players in Gut Microbiota and Human Diseases? […]

May 17, 2017

Today’s digest includes a few studies of the interactions between microbes (and synergy in metabolism and other processes), a filling of human gut microbiology, and interesting insights into probiotics both in animals and humans.  Also, check out my post later in the day reviewing microbiome related talks at BioData World West 2017 (late April) Events […]

March 30, 2017

Midgut microbiome of a vector for leishmaniasis, reviews on the human oral microbiome, using microfluidics to visualize live root-bacteria interactions, new open-access publishing project from the Gates Foundation. General microbiome Lotka-Volterra pairwise modeling fails to capture diverse pairwise microbial interactions – Babak Moment – eLIFE Human oral microbiome Review: Oral Microbiome and Nitric Oxide: the […]

March 10, 2017

Ancient microbial DNA in Neanderthal dental calculus; the role of fungus in inflammatory bowel disease; symbiotic bacteria in the Hawaiian bobtail squid reproductive system; and a colorimetric/electrochemical device for detection of food and waterborne bacteria. Events and jobs Microbiology/Immunology Faculty – West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine – Lewisburg, West Virginia Pregnancy and early life […]

February 24, 2017

Bioassay-guided metabolomics reveal new polyketide macrolactams from termite-associated actinomycete, the microbiota affects host antibody repertoire, artist makes agar molds of her face and grows bacteria on them, the fecal microbiota of Old World vultures. Events and jobs “Research Instructor – Microbiology & Immunology” at the Medical University of South Carolina General microbiome Review: Carcinogenesis and […]

February 15, 2017

Today’s digest features a review on the major mechanisms by which the intestinal microbiota confers protection against infections, studies showing that depression alters gut microbiota while sleep restriction over several consecutive days does not overtly influence the composition of the microbiome. General microbiome Microbial communities change in an anaerobic digestion after application of microbial electrolysis cells – […]

February 8, 2017

A dense Digest today, a lot of reviews on the human gut microbiome, a plethora of papers on plant, soil and water microbiomes, and an alarmingly high rate of multi-drug resistant bacteria from human fecal samples in China Jobs Teaching and Learning Fellow in Microbiome Data Analysis – University of British Columbia Microbiology Quality Technician […]

February 1, 2017

General Microbiome Microbial Partnerships of Pathogenic Oomycetes-M Larousse-PLoS Pathogens Biocontrol of Virulent Ralstonia solanacearum isolates by an Indigenous Bacillus cereus-H Mandal-Journal of Agricultural Technology Flow Cytometric Single-Cell Identification of Populations in Synthetic Bacterial Communities-P Rubbens-PLoS ONE Assessment of Metabolic changes in Mycobacterium smegmatis wild type and alr mutant strains: evidence for a new pathway of […]