Non-human microbiome, July 9

Amphibians and fungi, microbes in the interface of plants and soil, and methane production by starving SAR11.

Amphibian microbiome

Screen Shot 2014-07-09 at 10.11.22 PMAmphibians acquire resistance to live and dead fungus overcoming fungal immunosuppression – Taegan A. McMahon – Nature

“Here we demonstrate that three species of amphibians can acquire behavioural or immunological resistance to B. dendrobatidis. “

Plant and soil microbiome

Screen Shot 2014-07-09 at 10.11.40 PMRoot exudates mediated interactions belowground – Feth el Zahar Haichar – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

“The root exudates may have a direct impact on carbon and nitrogen cycling, as they exhibit a rhizosphere priming effect towards soil organic matter degraders, and may inhibit nitrification process by soil nitrifying microorganisms. “

Water microbiology

Methane productions SAR11Methane production by phosphate-starved SAR11 chemoheterotrophic marine bacteria – Paul Carini – Nature Communications

“Here we show that Pelagibacterales sp. strain HTCC7211, an isolate of the SAR11 clade of marine α-proteobacteria, produces methane from MPn, stoichiometric to phosphorus consumption, when starved for phosphate. “