Monthly Archives: July 2014

Cheese Rind Communities Provide Tractable Systems for In Situ and In Vitro Studies of Microbial Diversity

Culture independent to culture dependent analyses of cheese rind microbial communities. Top link is to the article. Bottom link is to a page where, if you scroll down, you will find a video blurb from the last author describing some … Continue reading

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Host lifestyle affects human microbiota on daily timescales

Fascinating! Abstract: Disturbance to human microbiota may underlie several pathologies. Yet, we lack a comprehensive understanding of how lifestyle affects the dynamics of human-associated microbial communities. Here, we link over 10,000 longitudinal measurements of human wellness and action to the … Continue reading

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Genomics and host specialization of honey bee and bumble bee gut symbionts

New paper in PNAS from Nancy Moran’s lab Abstract: Gilliamella apicola and Snodgrassella alvi are dominant members of the honey bee (Apis spp.) and bumble bee (Bombus spp.) gut microbiota. We generated complete genomes of the type strains G. apicola … Continue reading

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Functional genomics of Lactobacillus casei establishment in the gut

New article from Sansonetti in PNAS identifying factors needed for L. casei to establish in the gut. Abstract: Although the composition of the gut microbiota and its symbiotic contribution to key host physiological functions are well established, little is known … Continue reading

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