August 12, 2017

Events and jobs

Research Technician – Molecular Biology and Microbiology Department – Tufts University – Application Due:Open Until Filled

Postdoctoral Research Associate – University of Exeter – Application closing date: 07/09/2017

Noninvasive Ileal Sampling Technology for Human Microbiome Studies – Reduction-to-Practice Challenge, InnoCentive – Deadline: Nov 08 2017, 23:59 EST

General microbiome

A Supervised Statistical Learning Approach For Accurate Legionella pneumophila Source Attribution During Outbreaks – A Buultjens – bioRxiv

Animal microbiome 

Microbial population analysis of the midgut of Melophagus ovinus via high-throughput sequencing – DY Duan – Parasites & Vectors

Coadministration of isomalto-oligosaccharides augments metabolic health benefits of cinnamaldehyde in high fat diet fed mice – DP Singh – Biofactors

Water microbiome and extremophiles 

Chlorinated electron acceptor availability selects for specific Dehalococcoides populations in dechlorinating enrichment cultures and in groundwater – AP de Mora – bioRxiv


Correlated expression of archaeal ammonia oxidation machinery across disparate environmental and culture conditions – P Carini – bioRxiv

Genome-based exploration of the specialized metabolic capacities of the genus Rhodococcus – A Ceniceros – BMC Genomics

Preservation of three-dimensional spatial structure in the gut microbiome – Y Hasegawa – bioRxiv

Rapid and scalable preparation of bacterial lysates for cell-free gene expression – A Didovyk – ACS Synth Biol.

Microbes in the news 

Does colon cleansing wipe out our gut microbiome? – The New York Times

Space invaders: the challenges of studying microbes in space – BMC Blog

Origins of DNA folding suggested in archaea – Science Daily

Bombed bin trucks, breeding bacteria, dirty water: Yemen’s cholera explosion – The Guardian

Seven filthy food habits and how dirty they really are – CNN

Promoting local booze and bacteria at Martha in Kensington –

Watchdog group finds excessive bacteria in South Korea McDonald’s burger – UPI

Rebiotix Tries To Get One Up Over Seres – Seeking Alpha

Plants love microbes – and so do farmers –

How the microbiome could tackle antibiotic resistant infections in the lungs – Imperial College London

Small molecule inhibitor prevents or impedes tooth cavities in a preclinical model – Medical Xpress

For bacteria that cheat, food is at the forefront – Science Daily

Microbiome Sequencing Services Market: Global Industry Size, Share, Growth, Outlook, Opportunities and Forecast 2017 To 2025 – Research Corridor  – Digital Journal

August 5, 2017

General microbiome

Stay connected: Electrical conductivity of microbial aggregates – C Li – Biotechnology Advances

PreprintAnti-infective potential of a quorum modulatory polyherbal extract (Panchvalkal) against certain pathogenic bacteria – P Patel – bioRxiv


Human respiratory microbiome

Fungal and Bacterial Diversity of Airway Microbiota in Adults with Cystic Fibrosis: Concordance Between Conventional Methods and Ultra-Deep Sequencing, and Their Practical use in the Clinical Laboratory. – F Botterel – Mycopathologia


Human skin microbiome

The skin microbiome and immune system: Potential target for chemoprevention? – MA Sherwani – Photodermatol. Photoimmunol. Photomed.


Human gut microbiome

Assessing gut microbiota perturbations during the early phase of infectious diarrhea in Vietnamese children – HC The – Gut Microbes

Heritable components of the human fecal microbiome are associated with visceral fat – CI Le Roy – Gut Microbes

Gut-Liver Axis Derangement in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease – M Poeta – Children (Basel)

Review:Antigen-specific regulatory T-cell responses to intestinal microbiota – EV Russler-Germain – Mucosal Immunol.

Review:Sulfur Cycling and the Intestinal Microbiome – LL Barton – Dig. Dis. Sci.

Mucosal microbiome dysbiosis in gastric carcinogenesis – OO Coker – Gut


Animal microbiome 

Recent developments in understanding the role of the gut microbiota in brain health and disease – E Sherwin – Ann. N. York Acad. Sc

Review:The Gut Microbiome and Mental Health: Implications for Anxiety- and Trauma-Related Disorders – S Malan-Muller – Omics

Phylogenetic diversity and functional characterization of the Manila clam microbiota: a culture-based approach. – L Leite – Environ Sci Pollut Res Int.


Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Environment and geographic distance differ in relative importance for determining fungal community of rhizosphere and bulk soil – Kaoping Zhang – Environmental Microbiology

Below- and above-ground effects of deadwood and termites in plantation forests – MD Ulyshen – Ecosphere

Effects of biosolids from a wastewater treatment plant receiving manufactured nanomaterials on Medicago truncatula and associated soil microbial communities at low nanomaterial concentrations – C Chen – Sci Total Environ.

Compartmentalized metabolic network reconstruction of microbial communities to determine the effect of agricultural intervention on soils – MC Alvarez-Silva – PLoS One

The Aboveground Vegetation Type and Underground Soil Property Mediate the Divergence of Soil Microbiomes and the Biological Interactions – SH Wu – Microbial Ecology


Water microbiome and extremophiles

Preprint: A dynamic microbial community with high functional redundancy inhabits the cold, oxic subseafloor aquifer – B Tully – bioRxiv


Built environment 

Salt-tolerance aerobic granular sludge: formation and microbial community characteristics – O Doung – Bioresource Technology

Airborne bacterial assemblage in a zero carbon building: a case study – MHY Leung – Indoor Air


Microbes in space

Anaerobic microorganisms in astrobiological analogue environments: from field site to culture collection – CS Cockell – International Journal of Astrobiology



Phages and viruses

Bacteriophages as potential new mammalian pathogens. – GV Tetz – Scientific Reports



PreprintAn Efficient Moments-Based Inference Method for Within-Host Bacterial Infection Dynamics – D Price – bioRxiv

Novel co-culture plate enables growth dynamic-based assessment of contact-independent microbial interactions – Jr TJ Moutinho – PloS One

PCR cycles above routine numbers do not compromise high-throughput DNA barcoding results – J. Vierna – Genome

Assessment of Bacteria and Archaea in Metalworking Fluids Using Massive Parallel 16S rRNA Gene Tag Sequencing – N. Di Maiuta – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Exploring the microbiome of healthy and diseased peri-implant sites using Illumina Sequencing – I Sanz-Martin – J. Clin. Periodontol.

Isolation and Laboratory Domestication of Natural Yeast Strains – G Liti – Cold Spring Harb Protoc.


Microbes in the news

How Metagenomics Are Advancing Infectious Disease Diagnostics – Medscape

Human Microbiome Market Trend to 2022 Profiling Merck, DuPont, MicroBiome Therapeutics, Osel, Vedanta BioSciences & More – MedGadget

New Mexico Tech scientist finds cure for plant disease – El Defensor Chieftain

Permitting pain – Nature Reviews Neuroscience

When He’s Not Charting a Course for the Moon, This Entrepreneur Is Planning Big Things for Your Gut – Inc.

What you eat will protect you from flu — but only if you have the right gut bacteria – Coach

How a tick gut gene serves as a gateway for Lyme disease – YaleNews

Methane-Eating Bacteria Discovered Under The Antarctic Shelf – Iflscience

Blueberries and black tea can help your gut bacteria fight the flu – Cosmos

Microbiology Professor Wanted for Murder – The Scientist

Judge halts Margate sand dune project due to bacteria-filled ponds – NJ

July 27, 2017

General microbiome

Microbiota-host Transgenomic Metabolism, Bioactive Molecules from the Inside –  S Turroni – J. Med. Chem.

Cyanophages exhibit rhythmic infection patterns under light-dark cycles – R Liu – bioRxiv

The effect of aspartate supplementation on the microbial composition and innate immunity on mice – P Bin – Amino Acids

Clinical impact of pre-transplant gut microbial diversity on outcomes of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation – N Doki – Annals of Hematology

Differentiating botulinum-neurotoxin-producing clostridia with a simple, multiplex PCR assay – CHD Williamson – Appl. Environ. Microbiol.

Review: Antimicrobial resistance in the next 30 years, humankind, bugs and drugs: a visionary approach – M Bassetti – Intensive Care Med.

Lactobacillus fermentum CECT 5716 and a reduction of the Staphylococcus load in breast milk which reduces the risk of infectious mastitis: evaluation of a health claim pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 – EFSA Panel – EFSA Journal


Human gut microbiome

Specific signatures of the gut microbiota and increased levels of butyrate in children treated with fermented cow’s milk containing heat-killed Lactobacillus paracasei CBA L74 – R Canani Berni – Appl. Environ. Microbiol.

Examining the gut bacteriome, virome, and mycobiome in glucose metabolism disorders: Are we on the right track? –  C Stefenaki – Metab.Clin.Exp.


Animal microbiome

Assessment of Cultivable Oral Bacterial Flora from Important Venomous Snakes of India and Their Antibiotic Susceptibilities – IK Shaikh – Current Microbiology


Plant, root and soil microbiome

Rhizosphere Sampling Protocols for Microbiome (16S/18S/ITS rRNA) Library Preparation and Enrichment for the Isolation of Drought Tolerance-Promoting Microbes – V Lakshmanan – Methods in Molecular Biology

Toward a Resilient, Functional Microbiome: Drought Tolerance-Alleviating Microbes for Sustainable Agriculture – V Lakshmanan – Methods in Molecular Biology

Review: Biochar-rhizosphere interactions – A review – S Głuszek – Pol J Microbiol.

Interactions between Pteris vittata L. genotypes and a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-degrading bacterium (Alcaligenes sp.) in arsenic uptake and PAH-dissipation – L Sun -Environmental Pollution


Built environment

The performance and microbial communities of biodegradation-electron transfer with sulfur metabolism integrated process for flue gas desulfurization wastewater treatment – C Wei – Bioprocess Biosyst Eng.



Dual RNA-Seq of Lysobacter capsici AZ78 – Phytophthora infestans interaction shows the implementation of attack strategies by the bacterium and unsuccessful oomycete defense responses –  S Tomada – Environmental Microbiology


Microbes in news

Infant Gut Microbiome May Influence Cognitive Development – Whole Foods Magazine

HEALTHY BITES: The importance of a healthy gut – My Web Times

Why apartment dwellers need indoor plants –

Algae cultivation technique could advance biofuels – Science Daily

Bacteria may explain why uncircumcised face higher HIV risk – UPI

Cafe shut down at LA Fitness that had Legionnaires’ bacteria – Orlando Sentinel

Link between Saharan Dust and Vibrio bacteria –

Life evolves adaptions to microgravity –

Algal solution- Could Spirulina modify the microbiome to protect against age related damage – Nutra Ingredients

Penis Microbiome Could Enhance Risk of Infection with HIV – Invisiverse

Building Codes for Bacterial Cities – Quanta Magazine

Researchers offer new and novel paradigm for advancing research on beneficial microbes –

15 facts about fecal transplants – The straight poop – Genetic Literacy Project

He thought he just had blisters from a hike. He had flesh-eating bacteria and nearly died – The Washington Post

$1.8 million NIH grant to Wayne State to aid in developing improved cholera treatments – EurekAlert

Investigator | High levels of E.Coli bacteria found at local shopping malls – WKYC

Beautiful and bizarre things to buy: From wall art to a probiotic deodorant – Livemint

July 22, 2017

General microbiome

Evolutionary genetic analysis uncovers multiple species with distinct habitat preferences and antibiotic resistance phenotypes in the Stenotrophomonas maltophilia complex – LE Ochoa-Sanchez – bioRxiv

ReviewRegulation of inflammation by microbiota interactions with the host – JM Blanders – Nature Immunology

Dramatic expansion of microbial groups that shape the global sulfur cycle – K Anantharaman – bioRxiv

The importance of species identity and interactions on multifunctionality depends on how ecosystem functions are valued – EM Slade – Ecology

The potential of anti-infectives and immunomodulators as therapies for asthma and asthma exacerbations – MR Edwards – Allergy

Pest categorisation of Pseudocercospora angolensis – EPH – EFSA Journal

Vascular complications in diabetes: old messages, new thoughts – JM Forbes – Diabetologia

Deciphering functional diversification within the lichen microbiota by meta-omics – T Cernava – Microbiome


Human oral microbiome

Saliva and tooth biofilm bacterial microbiota in adolescents in a low caries community – L Erikkson – Scientific Reports


Animal microbiome

Using MinION to characterize dog skin microbiota through full-length 16S rRNA gene sequencing approach – A Cusco – bioRxiv

Context-dependent Requirements for FimH and Other Canonical Virulence Factors in Gut Colonization by Extraintestinal Pathogenic Escherichia coli – CW Russell – bioRxiv

Graded replacement of maize grain with molassed sugar beet pulp modulated ruminal microbial community and fermentation profile in vitro – M Münnich – J Sci Food Agric.

Microbial Communities in Different Tissues of Atta sexdens rubropilosa Leaf-cutting Ants – AS Vieira – Current Microbiology

Fecal excretion of Maillard reaction products and the gut microbiota composition of rats fed with bread crust or bread crumb – C Helou – Food & Function

The salivary microbiome as an indicator of carcinogenesis in patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma: A pilot study – A Wolf – Scientific Reports

16S rRNA gene-based association study identified microbial taxa associated with pork intramuscular fat content in feces and cecum lumen – S Fang – BMC Microbiology


Plant, root and soil microbiome

Environmental drivers of viral community composition in Antarctic soils identified by viromics – EM Adriaenssens – Microbiome


Water microbiome and extremophiles

Metabolic Network Analysis and Metatranscriptomics Reveals Auxotrophies and Nutrient Sources of the Cosmopolitan Freshwater Microbial Lineage acI – JJ Hamilton – bioRxiv



Effective identification of Lactobacillus casei group species: genome-based selection of the gene mutL as the target of a novel multiplex PCR assay – B Bottari – Microbiology

Comparative analysis of vaginal microbiota sampling using 16S rRNA gene analysis – S Virtanen – PLoS One


Microbes in news


Fecal bacteria found in drinks at UK branches of McDonald’s, Burger King and KFC – D Reid – CNBC

Google’s Verily Trying to Debug Fresno with Bacteria-Treated Mosquitoes – C Wallentine – Invisiverse

South Florida hiker contracts flesh-eating bacteria – R Lowe – WSVN



July 1, 2017

General microbiome

The microbiome in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients and cancer patients: Opportunities for clinical advances that reduce infection – AY Koh – PLoS Pathogens

Research Highlight: New insights into the BAT–liver–gut axis – A Morris – Nature Reviews

Biodiversity and ecosystem function: making sense of numerous species interactions in multi-species communities – C Brophy – Ecology

Obstruction of pilus retraction stimulates bacterial surface sensing – CK Ellison – bioRxiv


Human gut microbiome

Hospital association of the gut microbiota mobilome in preterm infants – A Ravi – Pediatric Research


Human respiratory microbiome

Maturation of the Infant Respiratory Microbiota, Environmental Drivers and Health Consequences: A Prospective Cohort Study – AATM Bosch – Am J Respir Crit Care Med.

Review: Perna canaliculus and the Intestinal Microbiome – ET Saltzman – Marine Drugs



Animal microbiome

Host-specific associations affect the microbiome of Philornis downsi, an introduced parasite to the Galápagos Islands – MY Ben – Molecular Ecology

Comparative genome analysis of the Flavobacteriales bacterium strain UJ101, isolated from the gut of Atergatis reticulatus – JA Yang – Journal of Microbiology


Plant, root and soil microbiome

Ammonia oxidizer populations vary with nitrogen cycling across a tropical montane mean annual temperature gradient – S Pierre – Ecology

Bacterial periphytic communities related to mercury methylation within aquatic plant roots from a temperate freshwater lake (South-Western France) – S Gentès – Environ Sci Pollut Res Int.

Consistently inconsistent drivers of microbial diversity and abundance at macroecological scales – JN Hendershot – Ecology

Living cover crops have immediate impacts on soil microbial community structure and function – DM Finney – Journal of Soil and Water Conservation

Draft Genome Sequence of Pseudomonas koreensis CI12, a Bacillus cereus “Hitchhiker” from the Soybean Rhizosphere – GL Lozano – Genome Announcements

Colonization and Maize Growth Promotion Induced by Phosphate Solubilizing Bacterial Isolates – Y Li – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Biogeography and ecological diversity patterns of rare and abundant bacteria in oil-contaminated soils – S Jiao – Molecular Ecology


Water microbiome and extremophiles

Organohalide respiration with chlorinated ethenes under low pH conditions – Y Yang – Environmental Science & Technology


Microbes in news

These Cleaning Bots Can Zap Bacteria Out of Your Water Supply in Minutes – D Nield – Science Alert

Four strains of bacteria work together to produce pigment for food and cosmetics industry – ML Martialay –

Texas: Fecal bacteria levels at Gulf beaches ahead of Fourth of July holiday weekend – K Bradshaw – mySA

Gut microbiome’s link to the brain – S Downing –

Breast Milk Bacteria are Important for Establishing Infant Gut Microbiome – S Parmar – Medical News Bulletin

Fig Enzyme could Help to fight Infection and Heal Wounds – DN Gameiro –

Gut Health: The Next Mega-Trend in Health and Wellness – H Schieber – Researchci

I spent three days as a hunter-gatherer to see if it would improve my gut health – T Spector – Medical Xpress

Altering gut bacteria pathways may stimulate fat tissue to prevent obesity – Medical Xpress

The broiler chicken intestine – an apt target for proteomic studies – E O’Reilly – BMC Blog Network

June 10, 2017

Jobs and events

Two tenure-track assistant professor or associate professors – Department of Plant and Microbial Biology – College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota

Sign up for the webinar by Edward Messick, GENEWIZ – Topic: Metagenomics for Biomarker Discovery: Applications in Precision Medicine – Webinar date and time: June 14, 2017 at 5 PM


General microbiome

Ferrous Iron Efflux Systems in Bacteria – H Pi – Metallomics

Metagenomics of microbial and viral life in terrestrial geothermal environments – A Strazzulli – Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology

Bacterial Infections in Neonates Following Mupirocin-Based MRSA Decolonization: A Multicenter Cohort Study – R Pierce – Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology


Human gut microbiome

Interindividual variability of soil arsenic metabolism by human gut microbiota using SHIME model –  N Yin – Chemosphere

Report: Daily Changes in Composition and Diversity of the Intestinal Microbiota in Patients with Anorexia Nervosa: A Series of Three Cases – SC Kleiman – European Eating Disorders Review


Animal experiment

A Targeted Metabolomics Analysis Identifies Intestinal Microbiota-Derived Urinary Biomarkers of Colonization Resistance in Antibiotic-Treated Mice – ME Obrenovich – Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy


Animal microbiome

Molecular dialogues with the microbiota: Lessons from the zebrafish intestine – K Guillemin – Mechanisms of Development


Plant, root and soil microbiome

The nodule microbiome; N2-fixing rhizobia do not live alone  – P  Martínez-Hidalgo – Phytobiomes Journal

Decreased plant productivity resulting from plant group removal experiment constrains soil microbial functional diversity – X Zhang – Global Change Biology

Turnover of carbon and phosphorus in the microbial biomass depending on phosphorus availability – M Spohn – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Effect of soil preparation techniques on the biochemical properties and microbial communities of a citrus orchard after replanting and conversion into organic management – A Pérez-Piqueres – Applied Soil Ecology


Water microbiome and extremophile

Review: The Vulnerability and Resilience of Reef-Building Corals – HM Putnam – Current Biology

Bacterial and archaeal community structure of pan-Arctic Ocean sediments revealed by pyrosequencing – X Lin – Acta Oceanologica Sinica

Genetic diversity of nitrate reducing bacteria in marine and brackish water nitrifying bacterial consortia generated for activating nitrifying bioreactors in recirculating aquaculture systems – PG Preena – Aquaculture Research



Integrated transcriptomic, proteomic and epigenomic analysis of Plasmodium vivax salivary-gland sporozoites – A Jex – bioRxiv

Discrimination of haloarchaeal genera using Raman spectroscopy and robust methods for multivariate data analysis – NE Dina – Journal of Raman Spectroscopy



Comparative metabolomics in vanilla pod and vanilla bean revealing the biosynthesis of vanillin during the curing process of vanilla –  F Gu – AMB Express



A highly specific phage defense system is a conserved feature of the Vibrio cholerae mobilome – BJ O’ Hara – PLoS Genetics


Built environment microbiome

Warm and wet: robust lipase-producing bacteria from the indoor environment – K Tanner – bioRxiv

Impacts of biostimulation and bioaugmentation on the performance and microbial ecology in methanogenic reactors treating purified terephthalic acid wastewater – M Liu – Water Research


More microbes

Viral Encephalitis of Unknown Cause: Current Perspective and Recent Advances – PGE Kennedy – Viruses

Protozoa and microbiome  – SL Burgess – Infection and Immunity

Reciprocal control of motility and biofilm formation by the PdhS2 two-component sensor kinase of Agrobacterium tumefaciens  – JE Heindl – bioRxiv

Intercellular communication via the comX-Inducing Peptide (XIP) of Streptococcus mutans – J Kaspar – bioRxiv

Hammondia hammondi has a developmental program in vitro that mirrors its stringent two host life cycle – SL Sokol – bioRxiv


Microbes in news

Engineering ‘good’ bacteria to kill bad ones – The Straits Times

White or wholemeal? It depends on your gut bacteria – A Middleton – Cosmos

Ixcela Announces Partnership with ORACLE TEAM USA to Improve Athletes’ Internal Health and Performance – Business Wire

New Study Finds Gut Bacteria May Inhibit Cancer Drugs – K Lant – Futurism

Therapy could stop superbugs on farms – P Ghosh – BBC News

SHU students travel to present phages research – P Parise – Setonian Online

June 4, 2017

Some exciting papers in the sections- General microbiome & Microbes in news, to get you through Sunday!

General microbiome

The 5D Framework: A Clinical Primer for Fecal Microbiota Transplantation to Treat Clostridium difficile infection – JR Allegretti – Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Abatement of AO7 in a divided microbial fuel cells by sequential cathodic and anodic treatment powered by different microorganisms – G Riccobono – Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry

THE MICROBIOME AND TRANSFUSION IN CANCER PATIENTS – H Goubran – Transfusion and Apheresis Science

« Olsenella congonensis» sp.nov., identified in human stool sample – M Bilen – New Microbes and New Infections

Description of “Blautia phocaeensis” sp.nov., and “Lachnoclostridium edouardi” sp. nov., isolated from healthy fresh stools of Saudii Arabia bedouins by culturomics – SI Traore  – New Microbes and New Infections

Sulfur-driven iron reduction coupled to anaerobic ammonium oxidation – P Bao – Environmental Science and Technology


Animal microbiome

Diversity and composition of cultivable gut bacteria in an endemic island bird and its mainland sister species – E Lobato – Symbiosis

Modulation of ruminal fermentation profile and microbial abundance in cows fed diets treated with lactic acid, without or with inorganic phosphorus supplementation – E Mickdam – Animal Feed Science and Technology

A pea (Pisum sativum L.) seed albumin extract prevents colonic DSS induced dysbiosis in mice – I Aranda-Olmedo – Journal of Functional Foods


Human respiratory microbiome

The Respiratory Microbiome: Beyond the Culture – E Monsó – Archivos de Bronconeumología

WS03.7 Coexistence of prey and predator bacteria in cystic fibrosis lung microbiota – J. de Dios-Caballero – Journal of Cystic Fibrosis


Human gut microbiome

The gut bacterium and pathobiont Bacteroides vulgatus activates NF-κB in a human gut epithelial cell line in a strain and growth phase dependent manner – P Ó Cuív – Anaerobe

Chlorogenic acid versus amaranth’s caffeoylisocitric acid – Gut microbial degradation of caffeic acid derivatives – M Vollmer – Food Research International

Consumption effect of a synbiotic beverage made from soy and yacon extracts containing Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis BB-12 on the intestinal polyamine concentrations in elderly individuals – MSJ Manzoni – Food Research International

Review: Effect of diet and gut environment on the gastrointestinal formation of N-nitroso compounds: A review – J Kobayashi – Nitric Oxide

Atopic dermatitis and food sensitization in South African toddlers : Role of fiber and gut microbiota – M Mahdavinia – Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology


Plant, root and soil microbiome

Significant Impacts of Increasing Aridity on the Arid Soil Microbiome – JW Neilson – mSystems

Consequences of tropical forest conversion to oil palm on soil bacterial community and network structure – SA Wood – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

The response of archaeal species to seasonal variables in a subtropical aerated soil: insight into the low abundant methanogens – W Xie – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Relative roles of competition, environmental selection and spatial processes in structuring soil bacterial communities in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau – J Zhou – Applied Soil Ecology

Isolation and identification of endophytic bacteria with plant growth promoting and biocontrol potential from oak trees – F Tashi-Oshnoei – Forest Pathology

Illumina-Based Sequencing Analysis Directed Selection for Actinobacterial Probiotic Candidates for Banana Plants – X Du – Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

The influence of land use intensity on the plant-associated microbiome of Dactylis glomerata L. – J Estendorfer – Frontiers in Plant Science


Water microbiome and extremophiles

An overlooked nitrogen loss linked to anaerobic ammonium oxidation in estuarine sediments in China – XR Yang – Journal of Soils and Sediments


Food microbiology

Evolution of microbiota during spontaneous and inoculated Tonda di Cagliari table olives fermentation and impact on sensory characteristics – R Comunian – LWT-Food Science and Technology

PCR-DGGE markers for qualitative profiling of microbiota in raw milk and ripened cheeses – B Nalepa – LWT-Food Science and Technology

Identification of enzymatic activities involved in agave fructan consumption by Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis ATCC 15697 – E Cuevas-Juárez – Journal of Functional Foods



Photodynamic Therapy With Methylene Blue for Skin Ulcers Infected With Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Fusarium spp – C Aspiroz – Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas



Antibacterial efficacy of nisin, bacteriophage P100 and sodium lactate against Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat sliced pork ham – ACL Figueiredo – Brazilian Journal of Microbiology


More microbes

Spore forming bacteria in beer: occurrence, diversity, presence of hop resistance genes and fate in alcohol-free and lager beers – ARG Munford – Food Control

Survey of pathogens in threatened wild red-tailed Amazon parrot (Amazona brasiliensis) nestlings in Rasa Island, Brazil – FF Vaz – Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

Species specific substrates and products choices of 4-O-acetyltransferase from Trichoderma brevicompactum – S Sharma – Enzyme and Microbial Technology

Review: The Goldilocks model of immune symbiosis with Mycobacteria and Candida colonizers – RT Robinson – Cytokine

Immunological and epidemiological factors affecting candidiasis in HIV patients beginning antiretroviral therapy in an Asian clinic – EAT Wulandari – Archives of Oral Biology

Diversity and Ecology of and Biomineralization by Magnetotactic Bacteria – W Lin – Environmental Microbiology Reports


Microbes in news

Man Dies After His Tattoo Gets Infected with Ocean Bacteria – R Rettner – Live Science

Accelerated breeding of mutant bacteria may choke space race – J Seidel – News Corp Australia Network

Microgravity Can Permanently Mutate Bacteria to Make Them Faster Breeders –  D Nield – Science Alert

Vaginal bacteria can inhibit sexual transmission of Zika virus – Healio

Bacteria levels subside, Spring Lake beach reopens – R Zimmer –

Meet C. diff, the gross bacteria on the soles of your shoes – E Roberts – Today

The Microscopic World of Bacteria Comes to Life with Sculpture – CR  Fernández – Labiotech

New Microbiology Data Reinforce Activity of Paratek’s Omadacycline Against Pathogens of Importance in Respiratory, Skin and Urinary Tract Infections – Paratek – Nasdaq Globe News Wire

A Traumatic Experience Can Reshape Your Microbiome – S Neilson – Huffington Post

Zymo Research to Launch Three New Kits for Microbiome Research at ASM Microbe 2017 – Zymo Research Corp. – PR Newswire

The gut microbiota plays key role in diabetes treatment – N Marriott –  Drug Target Review

In a first, Human Microbiome Project Launched in Northeast India! – TNT News

Metformin joins forces with gut microbes to improve blood sugars, new study finds – C Bienvenu –