November 10, 2017

Events and jobs
Postdoctoral Fellow – Institute of Genome Sciences (IGS) with Hotopp Lab – Baltimore, Maryland

Pregnancy and early life
Influence of vitamin D on key bacterial taxa in infant microbiota in the KOALA Birth Cohort Study – Chris E. Talsness – PLoS One

Review: Role of the Human Breast Milk-Associated Microbiota on the Newborns’ Immune System: A Mini Review – Marco Toscano – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: The First Microbial Colonizers of the Human Gut: Composition, Activities, and Health Implications of the Infant Gut Microbiota – Christian Milani – Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews

Multi-site human microbiome
Segmented Filamentous Bacteria Provoke Lung Autoimmunity by Inducing Gut-Lung Axis Th17 Cells Expressing Dual TCRs – C. Pierce Bradley – Cell Host and Microbe

Human vaginal microbiome
Genitourinary Syndrome of the Menopause: Vaginal Health and Microbiota – Maria Jesús Cancelo-Hidalgo – Menopause

Human gut microbiome
Review: Microbial biotransformations in the human distal gut – Elisabeth M Bik – British Journal of Pharmacology

Review: The Human Microbiome and Obesity: Moving beyond Associations – Padma Maruvada – Cell Host and Microbe

A Microbiomic Analysis in African Americans with Colonic Lesions Reveals Streptococcus sp.VT162 as a Marker of Neoplastic Transformation – Hassan Brim – Genes

Multiple articles from Frontiers in Immunology:
LC3-Associated Phagocytosis Is Required for Dendritic Cell Inflammatory Cytokine Response to Gut Commensal Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae – Dimitra Lamprinaki – Frontiers in Immunology

Immunological and Clinical Effect of Diet Modulation of the Gut Microbiome in Multiple Sclerosis Patients: A Pilot Study – Marina Saresella – Frontiers in Immunology

Review: TH17 Cell and Epithelial Cell Crosstalk during Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Carcinogenesis – Jan Kempski – Frontiers in Immunology

Animal experiments
Difference in the gut microbiome between ovariectomy-induced obesity and diet-induced obesity – S. Choi – Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
No link available yet, linked to PubMed.

The effects of starter microbiota and the early life feeding of medium chain triglycerides on the gastric transcriptome profile of 2- or 3-week-old cesarean delivered piglets – Paolo Trevisi – Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology

Animal microbiome
Prodigiosin, Violacein, and Volatile Organic Compounds Produced by Widespread Cutaneous Bacteria of Amphibians Can Inhibit Two Batrachochytrium Fungal Pathogens – Douglas C. Woodhams – Microbial Ecology

Accessing the Hidden Microbial Diversity of Aphids: an Illustration of How Culture-Dependent Methods Can Be Used to Decipher the Insect Microbiota – Alina S. Grigorescu – Microbial Ecology

Diversity and characterization of bacteria associated with the deep-sea hydrothermal vent crab Austinograea sp. comparing with those of two shallow-water crabs by 16S ribosomal DNA analysis – Na Zhang – PLoS One

Diets Alter the Gut Microbiome of Crocodile Lizards – Hai-Ying Jiang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Opinion: Nitrogen limitation of decomposition and decay: how can it occur? – Colin Averill – Global Change Biology

Compatible bacterial mixture, tolerant to desiccation, improves maize plant growth – Dalia Molina-Romero – PLoS One

Effects of root pruning on the physicochemical properties and microbial activities of poplar rhizosphere soil – Da-Wei Jing – PLoS One

Biochar amendment changes temperature sensitivity of soil respiration and composition of microbial communities 3 years after incorporation in an organic carbon-poor dry cropland soil – Junhui Chen – Biology and Fertility of Soils

Book of interest: Endophytes: Biology and Biotechnology – Dinesh K. Maheshwari

Biosynthetic potential of actinomycetes in brown forest soil on the eastern coast of the aegean sea – I. G. Shirokikh – Eurasian Soil Science

Water and extremophile microbiome
Editorial: Deep Carbon in Earth: Early Career Scientist Contributions to the Deep Carbon Observatory – Donato Giovannelli – Frontiers in Earth Science

Spatial variability of marine bacterial and archaeal communities along the particulate matter continuum – Mireia Mestre – Molecular Ecology

Cyanobacteria and Alphaproteobacteria May Facilitate Cooperative Interactions in Niche Communities – Marc W. Van Goethem – Frontiers in Microbiology

Influences of anthropogenic land use on microbial community structure and functional potentials of stream benthic biofilms – Xiaodong Qu – Scientific Reports

Linking Compositional and Functional Predictions to Decipher the Biogeochemical Significance in DFAA Turnover of Abundant Bacterioplankton Lineages in the North Sea – Bernd Wemheuer – Microorganisms

Biohydrogen production at pH below 3.0: Is it possible? – V.T. Mota – Water Research

Groundwater Microbial Communities Along a Generalized Flowpath in Nomhon Area, Qaidam Basin, China – Y Sheng – Ground Water
No link available yet, linked to PubMed.

Targeted metatranscriptomics of compost-derived consortia reveals a GH11 exerting an unusual exo-1,4-β-xylanase activity – Bruno L. Mello – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Environmental factors shaping the archaeal community structure and ether lipid distribution in a subtropic river and estuary, China – Wenting Guo – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Built environment
The Nosocomial Risk of Bacterial Contamination of Surgical Wards at Saint Francis Hospital in Katete District of Zambia – Frank Mtonga – ARC Journal of Clinical Case Reports

Food microbiology
Preventive effects of a probiotic mixture in an ovalbumin-induced food allergy model – HS Shin -Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
No link available yet, linked to PubMed.

Digestion under saliva, simulated gastric and small intestinal conditions and fermentation in vitro by human intestinal microbiota of polysaccharides from Fuzhuan brick tea – Guijie Chen – Food Chemistry

Phages and viruses
Several book chapters from Bacteriophage Therapy:
Book Section: Methods for Bacteriophage Preservation – Małgorzata B. Łobocka
Interaction of Bacteriophages with Mammalian Cells – Zuzanna Kaźmierczak

Perspective: The Intra-Dependence of Viruses and the Holobiont – Juris A. Grasis – Frontiers in Immunology

Bioinformatics
Metagenome sequence clustering with hash-based canopies – Mohammad Arifur Rahman – Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Book: UNIT 1E.14 Computational Methods for Human Microbiome Analysis – Matthieu J. Miossec – Current Protocols in Microbiology

Microbes in the news
Enhanced understanding of the microbiome is helping medicine – The Economist

Microbes on the market
Seres Therapeutics to Participate in Three Upcoming November Conferences – Business Wire

Global Microbiome Sequencing Services Market Outlook 2017 Growth, Trends, Forecasts 2022 – Samuel – Talk Daily News

Space travel changes gut bacteria in mice – Science Nordic

New model reveals possibility of pumping antibiotics into bacteria – Phys Org
Paper: New free-exchange model of EmrE transport – Anne E. Robinson – PNAS

EPA approves bacteria-infected insects to kill mosquitoes – Bonnie Burton – CNET

Bacteria Hysteria
Deadly bacterial infections could be coming from your kitchen sink PLUGHOLE – Matt Atherton – Express

Science, publishing, and career
The GOP tax bill could be a disaster for PhD students – Jen Kirby – Vox

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October 29, 2017

Multiple reviews and a great deal on plant, soil, and root microbiomes.

General microbiome
Quantifying the strength of quorum sensing crosstalk within microbial communities – Kalinga Pavan T. Silva – PLoS Computational Biology

An Important Role for Purifying Selection in Archaeal Genome Evolution – Zhe Lyu – MSystems

Review: Functional Genomics of Host–Microbiome Interactions in Humans – Francesca Luca – Trends in Genetics

Review: Pharmacological efficacy/toxicity of drugs: A Comprehensive update about the dynamic interplay of microbes – J.A. Gimenez-Bastida – Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pregnancy and early life
Editorial: Another reason to favor exclusive breastfeeding: microbiome resilience – Alessio Fasano – Jornal de Pediatria
Paper referred: Breastfeeding increases microbial community resilience – Isabel I.Carvalho-Ramos – Jornal de Pediatria

Review: Glycan Utilization and Cross-Feeding Activities by Bifidobacteria – Francesca Turroni – Trends in Microbiology

Human respiratory microbiome
Review: Lung epithelium: barrier immunity to inhaled fungi and driver of fungal-associated allergic asthma – Darin L Wiesner – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Human oral microbiome
Review: Oral Tolerance Development and Maintenance – Erik Wambre – Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America

Human skin microbiome
Review: Evidence-based update on rosacea comorbidities and their common physiologic pathways – Anna D. Holmes – Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Human gut microbiome
Gut microbiome composition in lean patients with NASH is associated with liver damage independent from caloric intake: a prospective pilot study – Sebastião Mauro Bezerra Duarte – Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases

Review: Gut microbiota and obesity: Concepts relevant to clinical care – Maria Carlota Dao – European Journal of Internal Medicine

Animal experiments
Effect of yeast supplementation on digestibility, fecal microbiota and serum endotoxin levels in non-exercising and exercising horses – A.A.O. Gobesso – Livestock Science

Ethanol extract of Atractylodis macrocephalae Rhizoma ameliorates insulin resistance and gut microbiota in type 2 diabetic db/db mice – Wen-You Zhang – Journal of Functional Foods

Supplementation of pancreatic digestive enzymes alters the composition of intestinal microbiota in mice – Hiroki Nishiyama – Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Potential for plant biocontrol activity of isolated Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Bacillus stratosphericus strains against bacterial pathogens acting through both induced plant resistance and direct antagonism – Kaliannan Durairaj – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Biofilm formation is determinant in tomato rhizosphere colonization by Bacillus velezensis FZB42 – Ameen Al-Ali – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Immobilization of Lead Migrating from Contaminated Soil in Rhizosphere Soil of Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) and Hairy Vetch (Vicia villosa) Using Hydroxyapatite – Masahiko Katoh – International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Enhancement of 14C-phenanthrene mineralisation in the presence of plant-root biomass in PAH-NAPL amended soil – Gabriela M.Vázquez-Cuevas – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Impact of fomesafen on the soil microbial communities in soybean fields in Northeastern China – XH Wu – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
DOI not available yet.

Continuum of root–fungal symbioses for plant nutrition – Marcel G. A. van der Heijden – PNAS

Rolling a mycobiome down a hill: endophytes in the Taiwanese Cloud Forest – Daniel Thomas – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome
Antimicrobial properties and the influence of temperature on secondary metabolite production in cold environment soil fungi – Yogabaanu Ulaganathan – Polar Science

Microbial diversity from chlorophyll maximum, oxygen minimum and bottom zones in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean – Renata Medina-Silva – Journal of Marine Systems

Microbial communities in biological denitrification system using methanol as carbon source for treatment of reverse osmosis concentrate from coking wastewater – Enchao Li – Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination

Review: Periodic survey by metagenomic analysis on the marine microbial communities in an enclosed bay locating at Sanriku coast off northern Japan in the Pacific Ocean – Shugo Watabe – The JSFS 85th Anniversary-Commemorative International Symposium

Review: Synthesizing redox biogeochemistry at aquatic interfaces – Maximilian Peter Lau – Limnologica – Ecology and Management of Inland Waters

Review: The role of operating parameters and oxidative damage mechanisms of Advanced Chemical Oxidation Processes in the combat against antibiotic-resistant bacteria and resistance genes present in urban wastewater – I. Michael-Kordatou – Water Research

Built environment
The influence of the internal microbiome on the materials used for construction of the transmission natural gas pipelines in the Lodz Province – Agnieszka Staniszewska – E3S Web of Conferences

Application and microbial ecology of psychrotrophs in domestic wastewater treatment at low temperature – Zhenzhen Xu – Chemosphere

Food microbiology
Review: Virgin olive oil yeasts: A review – Ciafardini Gino – Food Microbiology

Effect of vacuum and modified atmosphere packaging on the microbiological, chemical and sensory properties of tropical red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) fillets stored at 4 °C – Adèle Silbande – International Journal of Food Microbiology

The microbiota of eight species of dehydrated edible seaweeds from North West Spain – Ana del Olmo – Food Microbiology

Microbiological, chemical and sensory spoilage analysis of raw Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) stored under modified atmospheres – L. Kuuliala – Food Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics / antibiotics
Improvement of lactic acid bacteria viability in acid conditions employing agroindustrial co-products as prebiotic on alginate ionotropic gel matrix co-encapsulation – Victor Serrano-Casas – Journal of Functional Foods

Hospital antimicrobial stewardship: the way forward – Céline Pulcinia – The Lancet

Phages and viruses
How do bacteriophages promote antibiotic resistance in the environment? – José Luis Balcázar – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Predicting virus emergence amid evolutionary noise – Jemma L. Geoghegan – Open Biology

Bioinformatics
A comparison of bioinformatic approaches for 16S rRNA gene profiling of food bacterial microbiota – Francesca De Filippis – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Techniques
A semi-quantitative method for point-of-care assessments of specific pathogenic bioaerosols using a portable microfluidics-based device – Qi Liu – Journal of Aerosol Science

Machine-assisted cultivation and analysis of biofilms – Silla H. Hansen – bioRxiv

Review: Next-generation sequencing applications in clinical bacteriology – Yair Motro – Biomolecular Detection and Quantification

Genome Announcements
Nitrincola alkalilacustris sp. nov. and Nitrincola schmidtii sp. nov., alkaliphilic bacteria isolated from soda pans, and emended description of the genus Nitrincola – Andrea K. Borsodi – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Paenibacillus solanacearum sp. nov., isolated from rhizosphere soil of a tomato plant – Hayoung Cho – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Paenibacillus nebraskensis sp. nov., isolated from the root surface of field-grown maize – Peter Kämpfer – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Nioella aestuarii sp. nov., of the family Rhodobacteraceae, isolated from tidal flat – In-Tae Cha – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Microbes in the news
Puerto Rico reports 76 cases of deadly bacteria caused by tainted water – CNN Wire – KFOR

Microbes on the market
Global Human Microbiome Market Size and Forecast to 2021 – medGadget

Ritter Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (RTTR) Upgraded to Buy by Zacks Investment Research – Sebastian Weber – The Ledge Gazette

October 28, 2017

A huge Saturday digest (150+ alerts), with many articles in the gut and animal microbiome.

Events and jobs
Postdoctoral researcher in Human Microbiome-Immune System Interactions – University of Luxembourg

Microbiome in Sexual, Maternal and Child Health Symposium – November 29, 2017

Pregnancy and early life
Gut microbiome in gestational diabetes: A Cross-sectional study of mothers and offspring 5 years post-partum – Sayyid Hasan – Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandivanica

The Influence of Proton Pump Inhibitors on the Fecal Microbiome of Infants with Gastroesophageal Reflux-A Prospective Longitudinal Interventional Study
Christoph Castellani – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Gut microbiome of mothers delivering prematurely shows reduced diversity and lower relative abundance of Bifidobacterium and Streptococcus – Cecilie Dahl – PLoS One

2 articles on iron supplements in the American Journal of Nutrition:
Review: Effects of iron fortification and supplementation on the gut microbiome and diarrhea in infants and children: a review – Daniela Paganini – American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Review: Excess iron intake as a factor in growth, infections, and development of infants and young children – Bo Lönnerdal – American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Human skin microbiome
RNase 7 participates in cutaneous innate control of Corynebacterium amycolatum – Stephanie Walter – Scientific Reports

FKBP12-Dependent Inhibition of Calcineurin Mediates Immunosuppressive Antifungal Drug Action in Malassezia – Giuseppe Ianiri – mBio

Human oral microbiome
Changes in periodontal and microbial parameters after the space maintainers application – M Aydinbelge – Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

Microbiome associated with dentures malodour – Shai Yitzhaki – Journal of Breath Research

Human gut microbiome
Gut microbiomes of mobile predators vary with landscape context and species identity – Julia Tiede – Ecology and Evolution

Distinct Microbial Communities Trigger Colitis Development upon Intestinal Barrier Damage via Innate or Adaptive Immune Cells – Urmi Roy – Cell Reports

Bile salt hydrolase-mediated inhibitory effect of Bacteroides ovatus on growth of Clostridium difficile – Soobin Yoon – Journal of Microbiology

Small-molecule inhibitors directly target CARD9 and mimic its protective variant in inflammatory bowel disease – Elizaveta S. Leshchiner – PNAS

Guiding longitudinal sampling in IBD cohorts – Yoshiki Vázquez-Baeza – Gut
Paper referenced: A microbial signature for Crohn’s disease – Victoria Pascal – Gut

Distinctive Gut Microbiota Is Associated with Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli Infections in Chilean Children – Pablo Gallardo – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Gut Microbiota Perturbations in Reactive Arthritis and Post-Infectious Spondyloarthritis – Julia Manasson – Arthritis and Rheumatology

Severe intestinal dysbiosis is prevalent in primary Sjögren’s syndrome and is associated with systemic disease activity – Thomas Mandl – Arthritis Research and Therapy

Review: Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium Strategies for Host Adaptation – Christopher J. Anderson – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Visceral Congestion in Heart Failure: Right Ventricular Dysfunction, Splanchnic Hemodynamics, and the Intestinal Microenvironment – Vincenzo B. Polsinelli – Current Heart Failure Reports

Review: Gut Microbiota Contribute to Age-Related Changes in Skeletal Muscle Size, Composition, and Function: Biological Basis for a Gut-Muscle Axis – Gregory J. Grosicki – Calcified Tissue International

Animal experiments
Multi-omics Comparative Analysis Reveals Multiple Layers of Host Signaling Pathway Regulation by the Gut Microbiota – Nathan P. Manes – MSystems

The yeast form of the fungus Candida albicans promotes persistence in the gut of gnotobiotic mice – Lena Böhm – PLoS Pathogens

Clinical Effect of IRT-5 Probiotics on Immune Modulation of Autoimmunity or Alloimmunity in the Eye – Jaeyoung Kim – Nutrients

Periodontal pathogenic bacteria, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans affect non-alcoholic fatty liver disease by altering gut microbiota and glucose metabolism – Rina Komazaki – Scientific Reports

β-Glucans in food modify colonic microflora by inducing antimicrobial protein, calprotectin, in a Dectin-1-induced-IL-17F-dependent manner – T Kamiya – Mucosal Immunology

Microbiome-driven allergic lung inflammation is ameliorated by short-chain fatty acids – A Cait – Mucosal Immunology

Effects of direct-fed microorganisms and enzyme blend co-administration on intestinal bacteria in broilers fed diets with or without antibiotics – T E Askelson – Poultry Science

16S rDNA analysis of the effect of fecal microbiota transplantation on pulmonary and intestinal flora – Tianhao Liu – 3 Biotech

Adaptation to Chronic Nutritional Stress Leads to Reduced Dependence on Microbiota in Drosophila melanogaster – Berra Erkosar – mBio

Characterization of fecal fat composition and gut derived fecal microbiota in high-fat diet fed rats following intervention with chito-oligosaccharide and resistant starch complexes – Wenting Shang – Food and Function

Genetic ablation of Cyp8b1 preserves host metabolic function by repressing steatohepatitis and altering gut microbiota composition – Jay V Patankar – American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism

Effects of a probiotic (SLAB51™) on clinical and histologic variables and microbiota of cats with chronic constipation/megacolon: a pilot study – G. Rossi – Beneficial Microbes

Bacteriocin biosynthesis contributes to the anti-inflammatory capacities of probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum – X. Yin – Beneficial Microbes

Animal microbiome
Large-scale cultivation of the bumblebee gut microbiota reveals an underestimated bacterial species diversity capable of pathogen inhibition – Jessy Praet – Environmental Microbiology

Bacterial community of a spider, Marpiss magister (Salticidae) – Lihua Zhang – 3 Biotech

Fecal bacterial communities of wild-captured and stranded green turtles (Chelonia mydas) on the Great Barrier Reef – S Shamim – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

RECRUITMENT AND ESTABLISHMENT OF THE GUT MICROBIOME IN ARCTIC SHOREBIRDS – Kirsten Frond – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

The gorgonian coral Eunicella labiata hosts a distinct prokaryotic consortium amenable to cultivation – Tina Keller-Costa – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Inheritance and Establishment of Gut Microbiota in Chickens – Jinmei Ding – Frontiers in Microbiology

Diversity and Transmission of Gut Bacteria in Atta and Acromyrmex Leaf-Cutting Ants during Development – Mariya Zhukova – Frontiers in Microbiology

Seawater transfer alters the intestinal microbiota profiles of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) – Carola E. Dehler – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Characterizing endophytic competence and plant growth promotion of bacterial endophytes inhabiting the seed endosphere of Rice – Denver I. Walitang – BMC Microbiology

Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae B728a Regulates Multiple Stages of Plant Colonization via the Bacteriophytochrome BphP1 – Regina McGrane – mBio

The Sphagnome Project: enabling ecological and evolutionary insights through a genus-level sequencing project – David J. Weston – New Phytologist

Bacterial Synergism in Lignocellulose Biomass Degradation – Complementary Roles of Degraders As Influenced by Complexity of the Carbon Source – Larisa Cortes-Tolalpa – Frontiers in Microbiology

Modulation of the efficiency of trace metal phytoremediation by Sedum plumbizincicola by microbial community structure and function – Jinyu Hou – Plant and Soil

Water and extremophile microbiome
Microbial community differentiation between active and inactive sulfide chimneys of the Kolumbo submarine volcano, Hellenic Volcanic Arc – Christos A. Christakis – Extremophiles

Variability in carbon uptake and (re)cycling in Antarctic cryptoendolithic microbial ecosystems demonstrated through radiocarbon analysis of organic biomarkers – A. L. Brady – GE Biology

High reactivity of deep biota under anthropogenic CO2 injection into basalt – Rosalia Trias – Nature Communications

Editorial: Marine microbiome as source of natural products – Fernando de la Calle – Microbial Biotechnology

Elucidating the impact of microbial community biodiversity on pharmaceutical biotransformation during wastewater treatment – Lauren B. Stadler – Microbial Biotechnology

Magnetite production and transformation in the methanogenic consortia from coastal riverine sediments – Shiling Zheng – Journal of Microbiology

Opportunistic Pathogens and Microbial Communities and Their Associations with Sediment Physical Parameters in Drinking Water Storage Tank Sediments – Ke Qin – Pathogens

Review: Methods of ammonia removal in anaerobic digestion: a review – Niclas Krakat – Water Science and Technology

Response of marine bacteria to oil contamination and to high pressure and low temperature deep sea conditions – Hanna Fasca – Microbiology Open

Built environment
The York Gospels: a 1000-year biological palimpsest – Matthew D. Teasdale – Royal Society Open Science (sequencing of parchment)

Conductive properties of methanogenic biofilms – Cheng Li – Bioelectrochemistry

Pulse electromagnetic fields enhance extracellular electron transfer in magnetic bioelectrochemical systems – Huihui Zhou – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Microbes in space
Microbial biodiversity assessment of the European Space Agency’s ExoMars 2016 mission – Kaisa Koskinen – Microbiome

Food microbiology
Safety assessment of transgenic canola RF3 with bar and barstar gene on Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats by 90-day feeding test – Tianqi Lang – Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Review: The role of wine and food polyphenols in oral health – Adelaida Esteban-Fernández – Trends in Food Science & Technology

Review: The agri-food chain and antimicrobial resistance: A review – John A. Hudson – Trends in Food Science & Technology

Review: Food derived anti-adhesive components against bacterial adhesion: Current progresses and future perspectives – Xiaohong Sun – Trends in Food Science & Technology

Probiotics / prebiotics / antibiotics
Effect of a yoghurt drink containing Lactobacillus strains on bacterial vaginosis in women – a double-blind, randomised, controlled clinical pilot trial – C. Laue – Beneficial Microbes

Bifidobacterium longum BB536 alleviated upper respiratory illnesses and modulated gut microbiota profiles in Malaysian pre-school children – A.S.-Y. Lau – Beneficial Microbes

Prebiotics for the prevention of allergies: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials – C. Cuello-Garcia – Clinical and Experimental Allergy

Review: Metronidazole: an update on metabolism, structure-cytotoxicity and resistance mechanisms – Simon A Dingsdag – Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Selective Proteomic Analysis of Antibiotic-Tolerant Cellular Subpopulations in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms – Brett M. Babin – mBio

Phages and viruses
Diel cycling and long-term persistence of viruses in the ocean’s euphotic zone – Frank O. Aylward – PNAS

Bioinformatics
MegaGTA: a sensitive and accurate metagenomic gene-targeted assembler using iterative de Bruijn graphs – Dinghua Li – BMC Bioinformatics

EBI Metagenomics in 2017: enriching the analysis of microbial communities, from sequence reads to assemblies – Alex L. Mitchell – Nucleic Acids Research

Techniques
A novel baiting microcosm approach used to identify the bacterial community associated with Penicillium bilaii hyphae in soil – Behnoushsadat Ghodsalavi – PLoS One

New Genomes
Bacillus kwashiorkori sp. nov., a new bacterial species isolated from a malnourished child using culturomics – El hadji Seck – Microbiology Open

Genome Sequence of Geobacillus stearothermophilus DSM 458, an Antimicrobial-Producing Thermophilic Bacterium, Isolated from a Sugar Beet Factory – Kevin Egan – Genome Announcements

Microbes in the news
Doctors warn new parents: Step away from the vaginal fluid swabs – Beth Mole – ARS Technica

New study details bacteria’s ‘sense of touch’ – Brooks Hays – UPI
Paper: Obstruction of pilus retraction stimulates bacterial surface sensing – Courtney K. Ellison – Science

T-Cell Enzyme Uses Deadly Multipronged Attack on Bacteria – GEN News
Paper: Granzyme B Disrupts Central Metabolism and Protein Synthesis in Bacteria to Promote an Immune Cell Death Program – Farokh Dotiwala – Cell

Gut bacteria could determine whether you develop PTSD – Sian Bradley – Wired (Paper from July 19)

Gut bacteria bolster disease research in labs – UNC Health Care

The Next Big Performance Enhancing Drug: Bacteria From Elite Athletes’ Guts? – Peter Audrey Smith – Men’s Journal

Microbes on the market
French Biotech’s Crohn’s Candidate Glides Through Phase I – Alex Dale – Lab Biotech

Enterome’s EB8018, a First-in-class Drug Candidate Targeting Crohn’s Disease, Successfully Completes Phase I Study in Healthy Volunteers – Enterome – Cision (same as above link, more detail)

October 12, 2017

Interesting papers from every category (especially in “Animal studies, animal microbiome”), and many on molecular mechanisms. Many of the alerts are from books (specifically on yeasts and soil/plant communities) listed below, so be sure to check their table of contents out!

Events and jobs
Biomedical Scientist – microbiology – Edinburgh, Scotland – Matchtech

Technician (Microbiology) – Birmingham, Alabama – LabCorp

Instructor in Microbiology – Corvallis, OR – Oregon State University

Senior Hospital Scientist Microbiology – Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia – NSW Health Pathology

Unlocking the Microbiome – November 15, London, UK – Microbiology Society

General microbiome
The P/N (Positive-to-Negative Links) Ratio in Complex Networks-A Promising In Silico Biomarker for Detecting Changes Occurring in the Human Microbiome – Zhanshan (Sam) Ma – Microbial Ecology

Dysbiosis and Its Discontents – Katarzyna B. Hooks – mBio

Book: Yeasts in Natural Ecosystems: Ecology – Andrey Yurkov, María I. Pozo
Contains multiple articles of interest.

Pregnancy and early life
Transfer and Persistence of a Multi-Drug Resistance Plasmid in situ of the Infant Gut Microbiota in the Absence of Antibiotic Treatment – Heidi Gumpert – Frontiers in Microbiology

Cesarean Section, Formula Feeding, and Infant Antibiotic Exposure: Separate and Combined Impacts on Gut Microbial Changes in Later Infancy – Farzana Yasmin – Frontiers in Pediatrics

Multi-site human microbiome
Oral Lactobacillus Counts Predict Weight Gain Susceptibility: A 6-Year Follow-Up Study – J.A. Rosing – Obesity Facts

Review: Nutritional habits, risk, and progression of Parkinson disease – Roberto Erro – Journal of Neurology

Review: From Osteoimmunology to Osteomicrobiology: How the Microbiota and the Immune System Regulate Bone – Emory Hsu – Calcified Tissue International

Human respiratory microbiome
Review: Role of microbiota on lung homeostasis and diseases – Jian Wang – Science China Life Sciences

Human gut microbiome
Molecular Mechanism by which Prominent Human Gut Bacteroidetes Utilize Mixed-Linkage Beta-Glucans, Major Health-Promoting Cereal Polysaccharides – Kazune Tamura – Cell Reports

Reciprocal Prioritization to Dietary Glycans by Gut Bacteria in a Competitive Environment Promotes Stable Coexistence – Yunus E. Tuncil – mBio

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

Cytotoxic and regulatory roles of mucosal-associated invariant T cells in type 1 diabetes – Ophélie Rouxel – Nature Immunology

Review: How diet can impact gut microbiota to promote or endanger health – Benoit Chassaing – Current Opinion in Gastroenterology

Review: Management of inflammatory bowel disease-related anaemia and iron deficiency with specific reference to the role of intravenous iron in current practice – Jürgen Stein – Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy

Review: Bile acid-microbiota crosstalk in gastrointestinal inflammation and carcinogenesis – Wei Jia – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Review: Environmental triggers in IBD: a review of progress and evidence – Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Animal experiments
Spatial organization of a model 15-member human gut microbiota established in gnotobiotic mice – Jessica L. Mark Welch – PNAS

Potential role of intratumor bacteria in mediating tumor resistance to the chemotherapeutic drug gemcitabine – Leore T. Geller – Science

Increased weight gain by C-section: Functional significance of the primordial microbiome – Keith A. Martinez II – Science Advances

Epicutaneous Tolerance Induction to a Bystander Antigen Abrogates Colitis and Ileitis in Mice – David Dunkin – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Dietary fatty acids control the species of N-acyl-phosphatidylethanolamines synthesized by therapeutically modified bacteria in the intestinal tract – Noura S Dosoky – ACS Infectious Diseases

In Vitro Response of Rumen Microbiota to the Antimethanogenic Red Macroalga Asparagopsis taxiformis – Lorenna Machado – Microbial Ecology

Host effects on microbiota community assembly – Kathrin Näpflin – Journal of Animal Ecology
In bumblebees!

Animal microbiome
Comprehensive skin microbiome analysis reveals the uniqueness of human-associated microbial communities among the class Mammalia Ashley Anne Ross – bioRxiv

Extensive Core Microbiome in Drone-Captured Whale Blow Supports a Framework for Health Monitoring – Amy Apprill – mSystems
Drones were involved.

The Microbiome of Seriola lalandi of Wild and Aquaculture Origin Reveals Differences in Composition and Potential Function – Carolina Ramirez – Frontiers in Microbiology

A Novel Lactobacilli-Based Teat Disinfectant for Improving Bacterial Communities in the Milks of Cow Teats with Subclinical Mastitis – Jie Yu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Amplicon sequencing of bacterial microbiota in abortion material from cattle – Sara Vidal – Veterinary Research

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Book: Soil Biological Communities and Ecosystem Resilience – Editors Martin Lukac, Paola Grenni, Mauro Gamboni
Multiple articles of interest.

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

Template Preparation Affects 16S rRNA High-Throughput Sequencing Analysis of Phyllosphere Microbial Communities – Xiaoyan Tian – Frontiers in Plant Science

Biocontrol of Bacterial Leaf Blight of Rice and Profiling of Secondary Metabolites Produced by Rhizospheric Pseudomonas aeruginosa BRp3 – Sumera Yasmin – Frontiers in Microbiology

Integration of multi-omics techniques and physiological phenotyping within a holistic phenomics approach to study senescence in model and crop plants – Dominik K Großkinsky – Experimental Botany

Gaining Insight into Plant Responses to Beneficial and Pathogenic Microorganisms Using Metabolomic and Transcriptomic Approaches – Fernando Matías Romero – Metabolic Engineering for Bioactive Compounds

Water and extremophile microbiome
Globally Important Haptophyte Algae Use Exogenous Pyrimidine Compounds More Efficiently than Thiamin – Magdalena A. Gutowskaa – mBio

Fungal community dynamics during a marine dinoflagellate (Noctiluca scintillans) bloom – Jing-YunSun – Marine Environmental Research

Built environment
Biodegradation of tetracycline antibiotics in A/O moving-bed biofilm reactor systems – Han-Yu Chen – Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering

Food microbiology
Interindividual Variability in Metabolism of [6]-Shogaol by Gut Microbiota – Pei Wang – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Microbial technology
Programmed Assembly of Pressure Sensors Using Pattern-Forming Bacteria – Yangxiaolu Cao – Nature Biotechnology
Press: Three words: Synthetic gene circuit. Self-assembling bacteria build pressure sensor – Andrew Silver – The Register

Probiotics / prebiotics / antibiotics
Non-digestible oligosaccharides directly regulate host kinome to modulate host inflammatory responses without alterations in the gut microbiota – Richard Y. Wu – Microbiome

Review: Antibiotics and specialized metabolites from the human microbiota – Walaa K. Mousa – Natural Product Reports

Phages and viruses
Moderate-Throughput Identification and Comparison of Campylobacter-Infecting Bacteriophages – Tylor J. Johnson – bioRxiv

Review: Innate Viral Receptor Signaling Determines Type 1 Diabetes Onset – Zachary J. Morse – Frontiers in Endocrinology

Bioinformatics
A Massively Parallel Sequence Similarity Search for Metagenomic Sequencing Data – Masanori Kakuta – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Microbes in the news
Hibernating ribosomes help bacteria survive – Saint Louis University – Science Daily
Paper: The cryo-EM structure of hibernating 100S ribosome dimer from pathogenic Staphylococcus aureus – Donna Matzov – Nature Communications

A century-old vaccine vial sheds light on one of medicine’s enduring mysteries – Helen Branswell – STAT News

Predatory bacteria-the quest for a new class of antibiotics – Phys.org

Mind the Gut: Copenhagen Exhibition Explores Bacteria and Feelings – Clara Rodríguez Fernández – Labiotech.eu

Gut Love: Bacteria, Love and Immunology Intersect at Esther Klein Gallery Exhibit – PRWeb

How mouldy mushrooms and frog spawn have been turned into art on Spring Bank – Amgus Young – Hull Daily Mail

Microbes on the market
Kaleido Biosciences and CoreBiome Partner to Accelerate Microbiome Therapeutic Development – Business Wire

Tiffany’s non-microbiology picks
The rise and fall and rise again of 23andMe – Erika Check Hayden – Nature

The future of DNA sequencing – Eric D. Green – Nature

October 9, 2017

Events and jobs
Postdoctoral Researcher (Experimental or Computational) – Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

The Brito Lab at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY works in the area of systems biology of the human microbiome. We are looking for talented postdocs to fill two open positions for postdoctoral researchers interested in investigating mechanistic linkages between microbes and human health outcomes.

Postdoctoral candidates can have an experimental or computational background, or both. One of the positions will be focused on engineering—any experience with synthetic biology or biomaterials is a plus. There are a range of projects in the lab relating to: clinically relevant populations (i.e. inflammatory bowel and neutropenic patients); environmental transmission of organisms and antibiotic resistance; genetic engineering of bacteria; and international research related to the microbiome. The lab strives on the diverse backgrounds of students and postdocs (e.g. microbiology, biomedical engineering, computational biology and genetics).

Start dates are flexible, but could be as early as this Fall. Interested late-stage graduate students or recently-obtained PhDs, should send Ilana Brito (ibrito (at) cornell.edu) a cover letter and CV. Promising candidates will be invited for an interview. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Pregnancy and early life
Diagnosis and management of diaper dermatitis in infants with emphasis on skin microbiota in the diaper area – Maja Šikić Pogačar – International Journal of Dermatology

Human respiratory microbiome
Upregulation of bacterial-specific Th1 and Th17 responses that are enriched in CXCR5+ CD4+ T cells in non-small cell lung cancer – Qin-Yun Ma – International Immunopharmacology

Human gut microbiome
Review: Microbiome-health interactions in older people – Paul W. O’Toole – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

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

Review: A comprehensive review of non-enterica subspecies of Salmonella enterica – Alexandre Lamas – Microbiological Research

Animal experiments
Effect of dietary supplements in American bullfrogs reared in low and high stocking densities – Jorgina Juliana Gradisse Freitas – Aquaculture Reports

Animal microbiome
Stenotrophomonas-like bacteria are widespread symbionts in cone snail venom ducts – Joshua P. Torres – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Microbial Resistance Mechanisms to the Antibiotic and Phytotoxin Fusaric Acid – Frankie K. Crutcher – Journal of Chemical Ecology

Book: Soil Pollution: From Monitoring to Remediation – Paula Alvarenga, Christian P. Andersen (editors)

Water and extremophile microbiome
Oxic-anoxic regime shifts mediated by feedbacks between biogeochemical processes and microbial community dynamics – Timothy Bush – Nature Communications

Built environment
Impact of carbon monoxide partial pressures on methanogenesis and medium chain fatty acids production during ethanol fermentation – Sofia Esquivel-Elizondo – Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Food microbiology
Volatile Organic Compounds in Feces Associate With Response to Dietary Intervention in Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Megan Rossi – Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Tiny but mighty: bacterial membrane vesicles in food biotechnological applications – Yue Liu – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

10 – Microstructure, constituents, and their relationship with quality and functionality of dietary fibers – Naphaporn Chiewchan – Food Science, Technology and Nutrition

Targeting gut microbiota: Lactobacillus alleviated type 2 diabetes via inhibiting LPS secretion and activating GPR43 pathway – Kai-Kai Li – Journal of Functional Foods

Probiotics / prebiotics
Enhancing the viability of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG after spray drying and during storage – Géraldine Broeckx – International Journal of Pharmaceutics

Review: Challenges and Opportunities of Nontraditional Approaches to Treating Bacterial Infections – Brian N Tse – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Probiotic intervention influences the salivary levels of Matrix Metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 and Tissue Inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMP)-1 in healthy adults – Heli Jäsberg – Archives of Oral Biology

Bioinformatics
Detection of complex structural variation from paired-end sequencing data – Joseph G. Arthur – bioRxiv

Codon-Dependent Translational Accuracy Controls Protein Quality in Escherichia coli but not in Saccharomyces cerevisiae – Lyne Jossé – bioRxiv

Techniques
A simple dilute and shoot approach incorporated with pentafluorophenyl (PFP) column based LC-MS/MS assay for the simultaneous determination of trimethylamine N-oxide and trimethylamine in spot urine samples with high throughput – Xiaoguang (Sunny) Li – Journal of Chromatography B

Microbes in the news
Multiple barriers to ending Madagascar’s plague outbreak – Andrew Masterson – Cosmos Magazine

A daughter’s affliction gives mother’s work ‘meaning and purpose’ – Liora Engel-Smith – The Sentinel

Antibiotic apocalypse’: doctors sound alarm over drug resistance – Robin McKie –
The Guardian

Want to cut your risk of urinary tract infection? Drink water, says study – Zee Media Bureau

Statins have power to help elderly fight off killer superbug – Sarah Westcott – Express

August 28, 2017

Events and jobs
Research Specialist – Department of Microbiology – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Multi-site human microbiome
The nasal and gut microbiome in Parkinson’s disease and idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder – Anna Heintz-Buschart – Movement Disorders

Human gut microbiome
Cross sectional evaluation of the gut-microbiome metabolome axis in an Italian cohort of IBD patients – Maria Laura Santoru – Scientific Reports

Oxalobacter formigenes-associated host features and microbial community structures examined using the American Gut Project – Menghan Liu – Microbiome

Review: Gut Microbiota and Atherosclerosis – Daniel Y. Li – Current Atherosclerosis Reports

Animal experiments
Initial gut microbiota structure affects sensitivity to DSS-induced colitis in a mouse model – Min Li – Science China Life Sciences

Blood as a route of transmission of uterine pathogens from the gut to the uterus in cows – Soo Jin Jeon – Microbiome

Animal microbiome
Review: Health effects of feeding genetically modified (GM) crops to livestock animals: A review – CJ DeVos – Food and Chemical Toxicology
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Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Bacterial Community Structure in the Asian Rice Gall Midge Reveals a Varied Microbiome Rich in Proteobacteria – Abhishek Ojha – Scientific Reports

Biodiversity of soil bacteria exposed to sub-lethal concentrations of phosphonium-based ionic liquids: Effects of toxicity and biodegradation – M Sydow – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Root-induced changes of Zn and Pb dynamics in the rhizosphere of sunflower with different plant growth promoting treatments in a heavily contaminated soil – SM Mousavi – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
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Food microbiology
Dietary fibers and protective lactobacilli drive burrata cheese microbiome – Fabio Minervina – Applied Environmental Microbiology

Exploring the microbial origins of p-cresol and its co-occurrence pattern in the Chinese liquor-making process – Hai Du – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Microbial ecology
Molecular determinants of the matrix thickening of a dual-species Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterococcus faecalis biofilm – Keehoon Lee – Applied Environmental Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics/ antibiotics
Lactolisterin BU, a novel Class II broad spectrum bacteriocin from Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis bv. diacetylactis BGBU1-4 – Jelena Lozo – Applied Environmental Microbiology

Phages and viruses
Genomic and proteomic analysis of Human herpesvirus 6 reveals distinct clustering of acute versus inherited forms and reannotation of reference strain – Alexander Greninger – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics
EnSVMB: Metagenomics Fragments Classification using Ensemble SVM and BLAST – Yuan Jiang – Scientific Reports

GSimp: A Gibbs sampler based left-censored missing value imputation approach for metabolomics studies – Rumin Wei – bioRxiv

Techniques
A cytometric approach to follow variation and dynamics of the salivary microbiota – Susanna van Gelder – Methods

Microbes in the news
Gut bacteria may play role in fighting MS, Mayo researcher says – Jeremy Olson –
Star Tribune

Trillions of Bacteria in Your Body are Alien to Science, Study Finds – Wall Street Pit

Feeling anxious? Your gut bacteria might be to blame – Partha Nandi – WXYZ Detroit

August 11, 2017

General microbiome
Perturbed human sub-networks by Fusobacterium nucleatum candidate virulence proteins – Andreas Zanzoni – Microbiome

Pregnancy and early life
Impact of intrapartum antimicrobial prophylaxis upon the intestinal microbiota and the prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes in vaginally delivered full-term neonates – Alicja Nogacka – Microbiome

Multi-site human microbiome
Probiotics protect mice from CoCrMo particles-induced osteolysis – Zhenheng Wang – International Journal of Nanomedicine

Human respiratory microbiome
The temporal dynamics of the tracheal microbiome in tracheostomised patients with and without lower respiratory infections – Marcos Pérez-Losada – PLoS One

Human skin microbiome
Review: Impact of nasopharyngeal microbiota on the development of respiratory tract diseases – S. Esposito – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Human gut microbiome
Community characteristics of the gut microbiomes of competitive cyclists – Lauren M. Petersen – Microbiome

Bile microbiota in primary sclerosing cholangitis: Impact on disease progression and development of biliary dysplasia – Pedro Pereira – PLoS One

Assessment of therapeutic response in Crohn’s disease using quantitative dynamic contrast enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) parameters: A preliminary study – Jianguo Zhu – Medicine

Review: Bridging the Gap between Gut Microbial Dysbiosis and Cardiovascular Diseases – Kimberley Lau – Nutrients

Animal experiments
Statin therapy causes gut dysbiosis in mice through a PXR-dependent mechanism – Jose A. Caparrós-Martín – Microbiome

The Microbiome Activates CD4 T-cell-mediated Immunity to Compensate for Increased Intestinal Permeability – Karen L.Edelblum – Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Development of Inflammatory Bowel Disease is Linked to a Longitudinal Restructuring of the Gut Metagenome in Mice – Thomas J. Sharpton – bioRxiv

Transplanted human fecal microbiota enhanced Guillain Barré syndrome autoantibody responses after Campylobacter jejuni infection in C57BL/6 mice – Phillip T. Brooks – Microbiome

Characterizing the gut (Gallus gallus) microbiota following the consumption of an iron biofortified Rwandan cream seeded carioca (Phaseolus Vulgaris L.) bean-based diet – Spenser Reed – PLoS One

Gut dysbiosis in mice genetically selected for low antibody production – Ana Carolina da Silva Santos – Gut Pathogens

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Huanglongbing impairs the rhizosphere-to-rhizoplane enrichment process of the citrus root-associated microbiome – Yunzeng Zhang – Microbiome

Water and extremophile microbiome
Shifts in coastal sediment oxygenation cause pronounced changes in microbial community composition and associated metabolism – Elias Broman – Microbiome

Phages and viruses
Optimization and validation of sample preparation for metagenomic sequencing of viruses in clinical samples – Dagmara W. Lewandowska – Microbiome

HIV DNA-Adenovirus Multiclade Envelope Vaccine Induces Gp41 Antibody Immunodominance in Rhesus Macaques – Qifeng Han – Journal of Virology

Techniques
A method for measuring sulfide toxicity in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans – Leonid Livshits – MethodsX

A novel plant-based-sea water culture media for in vitro cultivation and in situ recovery of the halophyte microbiome – Mohamed Y.Saleh – Journal of Advanced Research

Genomes
Whole genome of Klebsiella aerogenes PX01 isolated from San Jacinto River sediment west of Baytown, Texas reveals the presence of multiple antibiotic resistance determinants and mobile genetic elements – Rupa Iyer – Genomics Data

Description of ‘Arabia massiliensis’ gen. nov., sp. nov., ‘Gordonibacter massiliensis’ sp. nov., and ‘Bacilliculturomica massiliensis’ gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from a faecal specimen of a 50-year-old Saudi Bedouin woman – S.I. Traore – New Microbes and New Infections

Science, publishing, and career
By now, you may have all heard of the Google Engineer fired over his criticism of diversity efforts. The full memo is here. My particular thoughts resonate with the Atlantic article below, because it reminds me of how important science communication is, and how quickly it devolves into black and white:
The Most Common Error in Media Coverage of the Google Memo – Conor Friedersdorf – The Atlantic