Monthly Archives: November 2014

In vivo function and comparative genomic analyses of the Drosophila gut microbiota identify candidate symbiosis factors

New paper from the Douglas group. They sequence several fly isolates and have made the genomes available; paper compares colonization with fly isolates vs. non-fly strains and uses genome analysis to predict potential “symbiosis factors” present in the fly isolates … Continue reading

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Special Issue of Cell Metabolism

The most recent issue of Cell Metabolism has a special section devoted to microbiome research: http://www.cell.com/cell-metabolism/issue?pii=S1550-4131%2814%29X0011-2 Enjoy!

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Updated paper for Tuesday journal club

This is the paper that should have been posted from Pamer’s lab that will be discussed on Tuesday: http://www.bloodjournal.org/content/early/2014/06/16/blood-2014-02-554725?sso-checked=true You can still read through the other low diversity in arthritis patients paper if interested, but we’ll be talking more about … Continue reading

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Low diversity gut communities during illness–papers for journal club Nov. 11

We’ll be discussion the following 2 papers describing how illness can lead to dramatic decreases in diversity in the gut microbiome for Tuesday, Nov. 11’s journal club: Membership and Behavior of Ultra-Low-Diversity Pathogen Communities Present in the Gut of Humans … Continue reading

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