Monthly Archives: August 2013

Biological control of fire blight of apple and pear with antagonistic Lactobacillus plantarum Lactobacillus plantarum protects against Erwinia amylovora infection in plants:  Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) can be a source of biological control agents (BCA) of fire blight disease. Several species of … Continue reading

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Gender Bias in Autoimmunity Is Influenced by Microbiota

Very cool paper!  The title and abstract summarize the results far better than I could, see below.  Definitely worth reading. Summary:  Gender bias and the role of sex hormones in autoimmune diseases are well established. In specific pathogen-free nonobese diabetic … Continue reading

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2 new papers in Cell Host & Microbe describing how Fusobacterium nucleatum promotes tumorigenesis

In the August 14 issue of Cell Host & Microbe, 2 papers from different groups were published with additional evidence that Fusobacterium nucleatum plays a role in intestinal and colorectal cancer.  Rubinstein et al. identify a mechanism for F. nucleatum … Continue reading

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Insights into the phylogeny and coding potential of microbial dark matter

Single-cell genomics of different uncultivated archaeal and bacterial cells from nine different habitats.

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Metagenome-wide analysis of antibiotic resistance genes in a large cohort of human gut microbiota

Here you can find the paper on Chinese and European individuals and their antibiotic resistance genes in the microbiota that I mentioned in JC yesterday:

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Horizontal Gene Transfer from Diverse Bacteria to an Insect Genome Enables a Tripartite Nested Mealybug Symbiosis The smallest reported bacterial genome belongs to Tremblaya princeps, a symbiont of Planococcus citri mealybugs (PCIT). Tremblaya PCIT not only has a 139 kb … Continue reading

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