October 16, 2017

Events and jobs

Two open pre-doctoral research fellow positions  –  Click here and here for details- Bioinformatics Research Group – Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology in Kraków, Poland

R & D Scientist – Fluid-Screen, Inc. (FSI) – Cambridge, MA


Animal microbiome 

An immune-related gene expression atlas of the shrimp digestive system in response to two major pathogens brings insights into the involvement of hemocytes in gut immunity – NK Ahila – Microbial Pathogenesis

Do host-associated gut microbiota mediate the effect of an herbicide on disease risk in frogs? – SA Knutie – Journal of Animal Ecology


Plant, root and soil microbiome

ReviewPesticidal prospectives of chitinolytic bacteria in agricultural pest management – ARNS Subbanna – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Impact of the Fenton-like treatment on the microbial community of a diesel-contaminated soil – F Polli – Chemosphere

Influence of resistance breeding in common bean on rhizosphere microbiome composition and function. – LW Mendes – The ISME Journal



Phages and viruses

Relevance of host cell surface glycan structure for cell specificity of influenza A virus – M Kastner – bioRxiv



Single-cell transcriptional dynamics of flavivirus infection – F Zanini – bioRxiv

Slow digestible colored rice flour as wall material for microencapsulation: Its impacts on gut bacterial population and metabolic activities – I Wattananapakasem – Food Research International


Microbes in the news 

MBL Imaging Technology Reveals Organization of Gut Bacteria – Capecod.com

The secret germ warfare tests conducted off Devonport – The Herald

5 Good reasons to wash your hands as often as possible – South Coast Herald

Frank A. Bures: Hair growth after fecal transplants – Winona Daily News


Bacteria offer protection against breast cancer? – The Times of India

Viruses discovered a century ago may be our best defense against a threat that could kill 10 million people a year by 2050 – Business Insiders


October 11, 2017

Events and jobs

Microbiology Laboratory Analyst – Cork (Ringaskiddy Road, Monkstown, Co. Cork)


Pregnancy and early life

Effect of probiotics on perinatal outcome in patients at high risk of preterm birth. – N Kirihara – The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research



Human oral microbiome

Quantification of carious pathogens in the interdental microbiota of young caries-free adults. – D Bourgeois – PLoS One


Human gut microbiome

The gut microbiome in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease – Z Jie – Nature Communications

Review: The microbiome as a novel paradigm in studying stress and mental health. – RT Liu – The American Psychologist

Review: The mycobiome: Role in health and disease, and as a potential probiotic target in gastrointestinal disease – CL Hager – Digestive and Liver Disease

Review: Selected aspects of the human gut microbiota – M Ventura – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences


Animal experiments 

Modulation of the gut microbiota by the mixture of fish oil and krill oil in high-fat diet-induced obesity mice. – C Ciu – PLoS One

Comparative characterization of bacterial communities in geese fed all-grass or high-grain diets – X Qu – PLoS One


Animal microbiome 

Pycnoscelus surinamensis cockroach gut microbiota respond consistently to a fungal diet without mirroring those of fungus-farming termites – C Richards – PLoS One


Plant, root, and soil microbiome

The impact of the omics era on the knowledge and use of Lysobacter spp. to control phytopathogenic microorganisms. – G Puopolo – Journal of Applied Microbiology

The effect of pH, electrolytes and temperature on the rhizosphere geochemistry of phytosiderophores. – M Walter – Plant and Soil

Pathogenic potential of environmental resident fungi from ornithogenic soils of Antarctica – JRP Sousa – Fungal Biology

Influences of Different Halophyte Vegetation on Soil Microbial Community at Temperate Salt Marsh – DR Chaudhary – Microbial Ecology


Built environment 

Unravelling the core microbiome of biofilms in cooling tower systems. – L Di Gregorio – Biofouling



Phages and viruses

Ecogenomics of virophages and their giant virus hosts assessed through time series metagenomics – S Roux – Nature Communications

Nasty Prophages and the Dynamics of Antibiotic-Tolerant Persister Cells – A Harms – bioRxiv



Modified RNA-seq method for microbial community and diversity analysis using rRNA in different types of environmental samples. – YW Yan – PLoS One

A GLM-based latent variable ordination method for microbiome samples. – MB Sohn – Biometrics

Rapid enteric testing to permit targeted antimicrobial therapy, with and without Lactobacillus reuteri probiotics, for paediatric acute diarrhoeal disease in Botswana: A pilot, randomized, factorial, controlled trial – JM Pernica – PLoS One

A Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus S RNA-based Replicon System in Yeast –  K Ishibashi – Scientific Reports

Analyses Approaches for Bacteria – E Ribeiro – Exposure to Microbiological Agents in Indoor and Occupational Environments


Microbes in the news

Bacteria self-organize to build working sensors – EurekAlert

Effects of nutritional factors on the intestinal microbiota – Freie Universität

October 7, 2017

Events and jobs

Director of the Microbiome Research Laboratory – UT Southwestern

DOCTORAL STUDENT OR POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER –  Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki – Application deadline: Nov 5, 2017


General microbiome

Proteinivorax hydrogeniformans sp. nov., an anaerobic, haloalkaliphilic bacterium fermenting proteinaceous compounds with high hydrogen production – Y Boltyanskaya – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Biochemical Features of Beneficial Microbes: Foundations for Therapeutic Microbiology. – MA Engevik – Microbiology Spectrum


Pregnancy and early life

Immunological tolerance, pregnancy and pre-eclampsia: the roles of semen microbes and the father – LC Kenny – bioRxiv


Human respiratory microbiome

Long-term effects of inhaled corticosteroids on sputum bacterial and viral loads in COPD. – M Contoli – The European Respiratory Journal



Human gut microbiome

Bifidobacteria and the infant gut: an example of co-evolution and natural selection. – F Turroni – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Inflammatory bactericidal lectin RegIIIβ: Friend or Foe for the host? – T Miki – Gut Microbes

Review: Host-microbiota interplay in mediating immune disorders. – KM Felix – Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Review: Probiotics for the prevention of Hirschsprung-associated enterocolitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. – H Nakamura – Pediatric Surgery International


Animal experiments 

Can intestinal microbiota be associated with non-intestinal cancers? – C Jacqueline – Scientific Reports

Gnotobiotics: getting a grip on the microbiome boom – S Mallapaty – Lab Animal

Nanoparticle curcumin ameliorates experimental colitis via modulation of gut microbiota and induction of regulatory T cells. – M Ohno – PLoS One


Animal microbiome 

Comparative analysis of microbial communities associated with bacteriomes, reproductive organs and eggs of the cicada Subpsaltria yangi. – D Wang – Archives of Microbiology

Antibiotic pretreatment minimizes dietary effects on reconstructure of rumen fluid and mucosal microbiota in goats. – H Shen – Microbiology Open

Elucidating the microbial community associated with the protein preference of sludge degrading worms – S de Valk – Environmental Technology


Plant, root and soil microbiome

Mycorrhizal fungi show regular community compositions in natural ecosystems. – E Verbruggen – The ISME Journal

Differential contribution of plant-beneficial functions from Pseudomonas kilonensis F113 to root system architecture alterations in Arabidopsis thaliana and Zea mays – J Vacheron – Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

Nutrient limitation of soil microbial activity during the earliest stages of ecosystem development. – SC Castle – Oecologica


Water microbiome and extremophile 

Bacteria alone establish the chemical basis of the wood-fall chemosynthetic ecosystem in the deep-sea. – D Kalenitchenko – The ISME Journal

Importance of free-living and particle-associated bacteria for the growth of the harmful dinoflagellate Prorocentrum minimum: evidence in culture stages – BS  Park – Marine and Freshwater Research

Metagenomic Sequencing of Microbial Communities from Brackish Water of Pangong Lake of the Northwest Indian Himalayas. – R Rathour – Genome Announcements


Built environment 

Managing the excessive proliferation of glycogen accumulating organisms in industrial activated sludge by nitrogen supplementation: A FISH-NanoSIMS approach – CA Onetto – Systematic and Applied Microbiology



Phages and viruses

Virome and Inflammasomes, a Finely Tuned Balance with Important Consequences for the Host Health. – G Freer – Current Medicinal Chemistry



Preparing for the crewed Mars journey: microbiota dynamics in the confined Mars500 habitat during simulated Mars flight and landing – P Schwendner – Microbiome


Microbes in the news

Puppies Linked To Bacterial Infection Outbreak Across 12 States – Forbes

“Good” Gut Bacteria Linked to Melanoma Immunotherapy Response – GEN

Episode Review: VICE’s ‘Post-Truth News and Microbiome’ – The Hoya

Second grade handwashing experiment leads to big decrease in bacteria, illness – EurekAlert

Validating microbiome claims:Including the latest DNA techniques-Formulation Summit – Cosmetics Design Europe

Macromolecules: Weapons in the Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance  – American Veterinarian

Scientists are trying to figure out how to keep bacteria from running rampant on space missions – Popular Science

Bacteria can spread antibiotic resistance through soil – Phys.org

October 6, 2017

Events and jobs

Clinical Laboratory Technologist IV (SL-1), Microbiology Laboratory – Stony Brook University Hospital – Posting End Date: Nov 2, 2017, 11:59:00 PM

Assistant Professor in Microbiology – Emporia State University – Deadline- open until filled

Assistant Professor in Virology and Microbiome Research – Auburn University, Alabama – Deadline- open until filled

Faculty Position in Microbial Environmental Metagenomics and Bioinformatics – University of Kansas – Initial review of applications: Nov 14, 2017


General microbiome

A mechanism for prime-realignment during influenza A virus replication – J Oymans – bioRxiv



Human vaginal microbiome

Microbiome: Detecting diversity – C Humphries – Nature


Human gut microbiome

Prebiotics Mediate Microbial Interactions in a Consortium of the Infant Gut Microbiome. – DA Medina – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Synthetic biology and the gut microbiome. – J Dou – Biotechnology Journal

The Gut and Its Microbiome as Related to Central Nervous System Functioning and Psychological Well-being: Introduction to the Special Issue of Psychosomatic Medicine. – EA Mayer – Psychosomatic Medicine

Functional Classification of the Gut Microbiota: The Key to Cracking the Microbiota Composition Code: Functional classifications of the gut microbiota reveal previously hidden contributions of indigenous gut bacteria to human health and disease. – CE Rosen – BioEssays : News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.


Animal experiments 

Colonic thioguanine pro-drug: investigation of microbiome and novel host metabolism. – T Florin – Gut Microbes

The gastric microbiome, its interaction with Helicobacter pylori, and its potential role in the progression to stomach cancer – JM Noto – PLoS Pathogens

Review: Microbiota, cirrhosis, and the emerging oral-gut-liver axis. – C Acharya – JCI Insight


Animal microbiome 

Interactions of pathogenic and commensal strains of Mannheimia haemolytica with differentiated bovine airway epithelial cells grown at an air-liquid interface – D Cozens – bioRxiv

Ixodes scapularis does not harbor a stable midgut microbiome – BD Ross – bioRxiv


Plant, root and soil microbiome

Protists are an integral part of the Arabidopsis thaliana microbiome. – M Sapp – Environmental Microbiology

Fusarium verticillioides: Advancements in Understanding the Toxicity, Virulence, and Niche Adaptations of a Model Mycotoxigenic Pathogen of Maize. – AA Blacutt – Phytopathology

Linking nitrogen load to the structure and function of wetland soil and rhizosphere microbial communities – ER Hester – bioRxiv

Root-associated fungal microbiota of nonmycorrhizal Arabis alpina and its contribution to plant phosphorus nutrition. – J Almario – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Photochemical alteration of organic carbon draining permafrost soils shifts microbial metabolic pathways and stimulates respiration. – CP Ward – Nature Communications

Changes in the abundance and structure of bacterial communities in the greenhouse tomato cultivation system under long-term fertilization treatments – X Zhang – Applied Soil Ecology



Phages and viruses

Evolution: Zapping viral RNAs – SP Goff – Nature



Label-Free Proteomics of a Defined, Binary Co-culture Reveals Diversity of Competitive Responses Between Members of a Model Soil Microbial System. – JF Chignell – Microbial Ecology

Cryopreservation of artificial gut microbiota produced with in vitro fermentation technology. – L Bircher – Microbial Biotechnology

On the Reproduction Number of a Gut Microbiota Model. – C Barril – Bulletin of Mathematical Biology


Microbes in the news

Woods: The art of aging cheese – Lake Geneva News

Methane-Munching Bacteria Could Poop Out Your Future Clothes – Geek.com

XOMA (XOMA) Announces Multiple New License Agreements for Proprietary Phage Display Libraries – Biospace

Superbug superweapon: Identifying antibiotic-resistant bacteria in 30 minutes – New Atlas

New fundamental insight into the battle against bacteria – Science Daily

Ribaxamase Protects Gut Microbiome, Cuts Opportunistic C. diff Risk – MPR

October 1, 2017

Events and jobs

Microbiome Center Networking Event – Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, Penn State Agricultural College – October 3, 2017, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

General microbiome

Review: Old friends, microbes, and allergic diseases – N Shimojo – Allergology International


Human skin microbiome

Study of skin and nail Candida species as a normal flora based on age groups in healthy persons in Tehran-Iran – Z Rafat – Journal de Mycologie Médicale


Human gut microbiome

Variability in Eating Frequency is Associated with the Human Gastrointestinal Microbiota –  E Banishay – Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Animal experiments 

The gut-liver axis: impact of a mouse model of small-bowel bacterial overgrowth –  Q Wang – Journal of Surgical Research

Metagenomic insights into the effects of oligosaccharides on the microbial composition of cecal contents in constipated mice – L Wang – Journal of Functional Foods

Effects of gut microbiota disturbance induced in early life on the expression of extrasynaptic GABA-A receptor α5 and δ subunits in the hippocampus of adult rat  – L Liang – Brain Research Bulletin

A Subset of Polysaccharide Capsules in the Human Symbiont Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron Promote Increased Competitive Fitness in the Mouse Gut – NT Porter – Cell and Host Microbe

Animal microbiome 

Hype or Opportunity? Using Microbial Symbionts in Novel Strategies for Insect Pest Control – AK Arora – Journal of Insect Physiology

Nutritional immunology: Diversification and diet-dependent expression of antimicrobial peptides in the black soldier fly Hermetia illucens – H Vogel – Developmental & Comparative Immunology

The impact of antibiotics on the Intestinal microbiota needs to be re-defined in order to optimize the antibiotic usage – E Ruppé – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Pathogen invasion changes the intestinal microbiota composition and induces innate immune responses in the zebrafish intestine – HT Yang – Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Experimental warming reduces the diversity and functional potential of the Sphagnum microbiome – AA Carrell – bioRxiv

Long-term industrial metal contamination unexpectedly shaped diversity and activity response of sediment microbiome – S Jacquiod – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Fate of potential indicator antimicrobial resistance genes (ARGs) and bacterial community diversity in simulated manure-soil microcosms – M Wang – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Built environment 

Bacterial community dynamics within an aerobic granular sludge reactor treating wastewater loaded with pharmaceuticals – CL Amorim – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Food microbiology

Analysis of the bacterial microbiome in the small octopus, Octopus variabilis, from South Korea to detect the potential risk of foodborne illness and to improve product management – JJ Lee –  Food Research International

Review: Novel insights into the microbiology of fermented dairy foods – G Macori – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Simulated gastrointestinal conditions increase adhesion ability of Lactobacillus paracasei strains isolated from kefir to Caco-2 cells and mucin – AA Bengoa – Food Research International

Chapter: Chapter 6 – Genetically Modified Microorganisms: Harmful or Helpful? – O Csutak – Genetically Engineered Foods



Enhancement of subsoil denitrification using an electrode as an electron donor – S Qin – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Organic amendment type and application frequency affect crop yields, soil fertility and microbiome composition – G Cesarano – Applied Soil Ecology

Next Generation Sequencing: Problems and opportunities for next generation studies of microbial communities in food and food industry – G Cardinali – Current Opinion in Food Science

An integrated electrolysis – electrospray – ionization antimicrobial platform using Engineered Water Nanostructures (EWNS) for food safety applications – N Vaze – Food Control

Inactivation of microbiota from urban wastewater by single and sequential electrocoagulation and electro-Fenton treatments – E Anfruns-Estrada – Water Research

Microbes in the news

I’ve always wondered: Why don’t hippos get cholera? – The Conversation

Women’s bacteria thwarted attempt at anti-HIV vaginal gel – Ottawa Citizen

How to Use Your Second Brain: Microbiome Expert Laure Ysebrant on Strategic Eating, Building Immunity, and Fake Fibre. – Thrive Global

A New Drug Uses CRISPR to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria – Futurism



September 30, 2017

Events and jobs

Master of Biomedical Science – University of Melbourne – Start Date: February

Visiting Professor (Part Time) Microbiology – Chamberlain College of Nursing, Jacksonville, FL Campus

Assistant Professor of Biology, Microbiology – The Department of Biology at Barnard College, Columbia University – Starting July 2018


General microbiome

What will membrane vesicles (MVs) bring to bacterial communication? – M Toyofuku – Microbes and Environments

Direct and context-dependent effects of light, temperature, and phytoplankton shape bacterial community composition – SF Paver – Ecosphere



Human skin microbiome

The response of human bacteria to static magnetic field and radiofrequency electromagnetic field.  – DPE Crabtree – The Journal of Microbiology



Human gut microbiome

Gut inflammation and dysbiosis in human motor neuron disease – J Rowin – Physiological Reports

Review: Tart Cherries and health: Current knowledge and need for a better understanding of the fate of phytochemicals in the human gastrointestinal tract. – AC Mayta-Apaza – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Mechanisms of gut microbiota-mediated bone remodeling. – J Yan – Gut Microbes

Thiamine Acquisition Strategies Impact Metabolism and Competition in the Gut Microbe Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron – ZA Costliow – mSystems

A gut feeling about multiple sclerosis – FJ Quintana – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United Sates of America


Animal experiments 

Vancomycin and ceftriaxone can damage intestinal microbiota and affect the development of the intestinal tract and immune system to different degrees in neonatal mice. – RY Cheng – Pathogens and Diseases

Dietary soy, meat, and fish proteins modulate the effects of prebiotic raffinose on composition and fermentation of gut microbiota in rats. – G Bai – International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition


Animal microbiome 

Effects of obesity, energy restriction and neutering on the faecal microbiota of cats. – MM Fischer – The British Journal of Nutrition

The lipopolysaccharide core oligosaccharide of Burkholderia plays a critical role in maintaining a proper gut symbiosis with the bean bug Riptortus pedestris – JK Kim – Journal of Biological Chemistry


Plant, root and soil microbiome

Nectar-inhabiting microorganisms influence nectar volatile composition and attractiveness to a generalist pollinator. – CC Rering – The New Phytologist

Fossil Asterinaceae in the phyllosphere of the eastern Himalayan Neogene Siwalik forest and their palaeoecological significance – A Vishnu (née Mandal) – Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

African origin of Bradyrhizobium populations nodulating Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea L. Verdc) in Ghanaian and South African soils – DK Puozaa – PLoS One


Microbiome of built environment 

Comparison of microbial communities across sections of a corroding sewer pipe and the effects of wastewater flooding. – BI Cayford – Biofouling


Food microbiology

Yeast community in traditional Portuguese Serpa cheese by culture-dependent and -independent DNA approaches – MTP Gonçalves Dos Santos – International Journal of Food Microbiology




Prediction of the intestinal resistome by a novel 3D-based method – E Ruppe – bioRxiv

PHENOS: a high-throughput and flexible tool for microorganism growth phenotyping on solid media – DBH Barton – bioRxiv

Validation of standards suitable for genome size estimation of fungi – P Talhinhas – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Optimization of media components for production of antimicrobial compound by Brevibacillus brevis EGS9 isolated from mangrove ecosystem – Arumugam – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Development of a set of multiplex PCRs for detection of genes encoding cell wall-associated proteins in Staphylococcus pseudintermedius isolates from dogs, humans and the environment – N Phumthanakorn – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Microbial Forensic Analysis of Human-Associated Bacteria Inhabiting Hand Surface – J Park – Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series

Models of microbiome evolution incorporating host and microbial selection – Q Zeng – Microbiome

Control of Clostridium difficile Infection by Defined Microbial Communities. – J Collins – Microbiology Spectrum

Wholly Rickettsia! Reconstructed Metabolic Profile of the Quintessential Bacterial Parasite of Eukaryotic Cells – TP Driscoll – mBio

NMR window of molecular complexity showing homeostasis in superorganisms – J Kikuchi – Analyst

Lipid and protein fingerprinting for Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense strain-level classification – D.F.O. Rocha – Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 


Microbes in the news

Drink Up! Volunteers Swallow Bacteria That Causes Typhoid – npr

Gordon receives 2017 Horwitz Prize – Washington University School of Medicine

HyGIeaCare® Receives First Patent from USPTO – EIN News Desk

Why Does My Vagina Smell Like Cheese? An Expert Explains – Romper

Benefits of polyphenols on gut microbiota and implications in human health – Nutra Ingredients

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 nearly-sterile sites 

The Gut Microbial Metabolite Trimethylamine-N-Oxide Is Present in Human Cerebrospinal Fluid. – D Del Rio – Nutrients


Human gut microbiome

Obesity increases the risk of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). – BC Roland – Neurogastroenterology & Motility

Consumption of Two Healthy Dietary Patterns Restored Microbiota Dysbiosis in Obese Patients With Metabolic Dysfunction. –  C Haro – Molecular nutrition & Food Research

The Gut Microbiota and Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis: Recent Findings. – H Tremlett – Neurotherapeutics

Review: Role of the intestinal microbiota in the immunomodulation of influenza virus infection. – CJ Chen – Microbes and Infection

Effect of vitamin A supplementation on gut microbiota in children with autism spectrum disorders – a pilot study. – J Liu – BMC Microbiology

Modulation of the gut microbiota: a focus on treatments for irritable bowel syndrome. – LA Harris – Postgraduate Medicine

Gut Microbiome-based Therapeutics in Liver Cirrhosis: Basic Consideration for the Next Step. – H Fukui – Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology


Animal experiments 

Effects of dietary threonine supplementation on intestinal barrier function and gut microbiota of laying hens. – XY Dong – Poultry Science

Lack of NLRP3-inflammasome leads to gut-liver axis derangement, gut dysbiosis and a worsened phenotype in a mouse model of NAFLD. – P Irene – Scientific Reports

RNA-Seq Profiling of Intestinal Expression of Xenobiotic Processing Genes in Germ-Free Mice. – ZD Fu – Drug Metabolism and Disposition

Differential effects of rice bran cultivars to limit Salmonella Typhimurium in chicken cecal in vitro incubations and impact on the cecal microbiome and metabolome. – PM Rubinelli – PLoS One

Houttuynia cordata Facilitates Metformin on Ameliorating Insulin Resistance Associated with Gut Microbiota Alteration in OLETF Rats. – JH Wang – Genes (Basel)

Lack of Effect of Murine Astrovirus Infection on Dextran Sulfate-induced Colitis in NLRP3-deficient Mice. – SR Compton – Comparative Medicine


Animal microbiome 

A distinctive and host-restricted gut microbiota in populations of a cactophilic Drosophila species. – VG Martinson – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Gastrointestinal microbial population of turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) affected by hemorrhagic enteritis virus. – S D’Andreano – Poultry Science


Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Colonization of Paracoccus sp. QCT6 and Enhancement of Metribuzin Degradation in Maize Rhizosphere Soil. – X Huang – Current Microbiology

Verrucosispora rhizosphaerae sp. nov., isolated from mangrove rhizosphere soil. – QY Xie – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Oomycete Communities Associated with Reed Die-Back Syndrome. – M Cerri – Frontiers in Plant Science


Water and extremophile microbiome 

Depth distribution and assembly of sulfate-reducing microbial communities in marine sediments of Aarhus Bay. – LM Jochum – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Bottled aqua incognita: microbiota assembly and dissolved organic matter diversity in natural mineral waters. – CC Lesaulnier – Microbiome


Built environment 

Metagenomic characterization of ambulances across the USA. – NB O’ Hara – Microbiome


Food microbiology

Comparative analysis of the microbial communities in raw milk produced in different regions of Korea. – IS Kim – Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences




DNA microarray assay and real-time PCR as useful tools for studying the respiratory tract Mycoplasma populations in young dairy calves. – M Bottinelli – Journal of Medical Microbiology


Microbes in the news

London Underground covered in vomit and diarrhoea-inducing bacteria found in human POO – Daily Star

BioArt and Bacteria Exhibition is Coming to Oxford – Labiotech.eu

Drug-resistant bacteria emerge from drug companies’ untreated effluents – The Hindu

Vivid green bacteria bloom in the river running through Toledo – Michigan Radio

Kingwood woman dies from flesh-eating bacteria after cutting elbow in flooded home, officials say  – Click2Houston

Microbiome-Derived Immune Modulators (Pediatric) – Puretech Health