Comment on Is It the “Terrible Twos”? Or Is It a Disrupted Gut Microbiome? by Johnna Wheeler   
I feel your frustration and worry Michelle. I have a very clear picture of what's happened, based on what you've shared, and how to begin healing his gut. If you'd like to talk about it on the phone, I am here for you. Call 301-293-1500. If I don't answer, please leave a message and I will get back to you quickly.
          You’re Only as Healthy as Your Gut!   

The importance of your gut biome to your overall health is something that scientific research has only recently brought to light. The microbiome is the healthy bacteria in your body and your gut. When your gut microbiome is balanced, you stay healthy and you have a lot of energy. Unfortunately this healthy bacteria is being [...]

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          Immune Boosting Gene That Fights Inflammatory Bowel Disease   
Though there is currently no cure and treatment options are costly and limited to alleviating symptoms of Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a new gene which acts as a protection is identified.

          Jasmina Aganovic: How She Became A Successful Intrapreneur   
I spoke to Jasmina Aganovic, the president of skin microbiome company Mother Dirt, about the challenges with being an entrepreneur at a big company, how she's overcome those challenges, the pros and cons with being an intrapreneur, and her best advice.
          Staff Scientist - Molecular Biologist - The Henry M. Jackson Foundation - Dayton, OH   
Come Work at HJF! HJF is seeking a Staff Scientist to support the Microbiome test analyses at the Molecular Bioeffects Branch at Wright-Patterson Air Force
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          Impact of Soylent Consumption on Human Microbiome Composition   
Condition:   Gut Microbiota
Intervention:   Other: Soylent and water diet
Sponsor:   University of California, Berkeley
Completed - verified June 2017
          The Gut Microbiome of the Vector Lutzomyia longipalpis Is Essential for Survival of Leishmania infantum.   
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The Gut Microbiome of the Vector Lutzomyia longipalpis Is Essential for Survival of Leishmania infantum.

MBio. 2017 Jan 17;8(1):

Authors: Kelly PH, Bahr SM, Serafim TD, Ajami NJ, Petrosino JF, Meneses C, Kirby JR, Valenzuela JG, Kamhawi S, Wilson ME

Abstract
The vector-borne disease leishmaniasis, caused by Leishmania species protozoa, is transmitted to humans by phlebotomine sand flies. Development of Leishmania to infective metacyclic promastigotes in the insect gut, a process termed metacyclogenesis, is an essential prerequisite for transmission. Based on the hypothesis that vector gut microbiota influence the development of virulent parasites, we sequenced midgut microbiomes in the sand fly Lutzomyia longipalpis with or without Leishmania infantum infection. Sucrose-fed sand flies contained a highly diverse, stable midgut microbiome. Blood feeding caused a decrease in microbial richness that eventually recovered. However, bacterial richness progressively decreased in L. infantum-infected sand flies. Acetobacteraceae spp. became dominant and numbers of Pseudomonadaceae spp. diminished coordinately as the parasite underwent metacyclogenesis and parasite numbers increased. Importantly, antibiotic-mediated perturbation of the midgut microbiome rendered sand flies unable to support parasite growth and metacyclogenesis. Together, these data suggest that the sand fly midgut microbiome is a critical factor for Leishmania growth and differentiation to its infective state prior to disease transmission.
IMPORTANCE: Leishmania infantum, a parasitic protozoan causing fatal visceral leishmaniasis, is transmitted to humans through the bite of the sand fly Lutzomyia longipalpis Development of the parasite to its virulent metacyclic state occurs in the sand fly gut. In this study, the microbiota within the Lu. longipalpis midgut was delineated by 16S ribosomal DNA (rDNA) sequencing, revealing a highly diverse community composition that lost diversity as parasites developed to their metacyclic state and increased in abundance in infected flies. Perturbing sand fly gut microbiota with an antibiotic cocktail, which alone had no effect on either the parasite or the fly, arrested both the development of virulent parasites and parasite expansion. These findings indicate the importance of bacterial commensals within the insect vector for the development of virulent pathogens, and raise the possibility that impairing the microbial composition within the vector might represent a novel approach to control of vector-borne diseases.

PMID: 28096483 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


          Ada 80 juta bakteri dalam 10 detik berciuman   
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Sebanyak 80 juta bakteri pindah tempat selama sepuluh detik Anda mencium pasangan Anda, simpul para peneliti dalam  jurnal Microbiome seperti dikutip Science Daily.

Peneliti juga menyimpulkan, pasangan yang lagi berbalas ciuman paling sedikit sembilan kali sehari, akan saling berbagi komunitas bakteri mulut yang sama.

Ekosistem lebih dari 100 triliun mikroorganisme dalam tubuh kita -mikrobiome-- berperan penting dalam mencerna makanan, mensintesa nutrien, dan mencegah penyakit.

Mikroorganisme ini dibentuk oleh genetika, pola makan dan umur, tetapi juga oleh dengan siapa manusia berinteraksi (berciuman).

Mengingat mulut menjadi pintu masuk bagi lebih dari 700 varietas bakteri, maka mikrobiota mulut menjadi dipengaruhi oleh orang terdekat kita.

Para peneliti dari Micropia dan TNO di Belanda meneliti 21 pasangan dengan meminta mereka mengisi kuisoner mengenai prilaku cium mereka termasuk frekuensi ciuman intim masing-masing.

Para peneliti kemudian menyeka sampel-sampel untuk meneliti komposisi mikrobiota mulut para pasangan tersebut di lidah dan liur mereka.

Hasilnya menunjukkan, manakala para pasangan itu mencium dengan intim dalam frekuensi relatif tinggi, maka mikrobiota liur mereka menjadi serupa.

Rata-rata ditemukan paling tidak sembilan ciuman intim per hari yang membuat para pasangan berbagi secara signifikan mikrobiota liur yang serupa satu sama lain.

"Ciuman intim melibatkan kontak lidah secara penuh dan pertukaran liur menjadi prilaku unik manusia dan ini umum dilakukan oleh 90 persen kebudayaan yang ada," kata kepala penelitian ini, Remco Kort dari jurusan Mikrobiologi dan Biologi Sistem di TNO, Belanda, yang juga penasehat pada museum mikroba Micropia.

"Yang menarik, penjelasan yang saat ini ada mengenai fungsi ciuman intim pada manusia berperan penting bagi mikrobiota yang ada di rongga mulut, kendati menurut pengetahuan kita, pengaruh pasti ciuman intim terhadap mikrobiota mulut tak pernah diteliti."

"Kami ingin menemukan batas di mana para pasangan berbagi mikrobiota mulut mereka, dan ternyata, semakin sering pasangan berciuman, maka semakin serupa mikrobiota mulut mereka," kata Kort.

Pada eksperimen ciuman terkendali untuk mengkuantifikasi perpindahan bakteri, anggota setiap pasangan diberi minuman probiotik yang mengandung varitas-varitas khusus bakteri termasuk Lactobasilus dan Bifidobacteria.

Setelah ciuman intim, para peneliti mendapati fakta bahwa kuantitas bakteri probiotik pada liur penerima meningkat tiga kali lipa atau total 80 juta bakteri berpindah selama 10 detik ciuman.

Penelitian ini juga menggarisbawahi  peran penting mekanisme lain dalam menyaring mikrobiota mulut yang dihasilkan dari gaya hidup, pola makan dan cara merawat tubuh yang sama antar pasangan, dan ini khususnya terjadi pada mikrobiota di lidah.

Para peneliti menyimpulkan kalau mikrobiota lidah lebih mirip antar pasangan ketimbang individu yang tak berkaitan, maka kemiripan itu tak berubah oleh ciuman yang lebih sering. Ini bertolak belakang dengan yang terjadi pada mikrobiota liur.

Mengomentari hasil kuisoner ciuman, para peneliti menunjuk penemuan terpisah namun menarik  bahwa 74 persen pria melakukan ciuman intim dengan frekuensi lebih tinggi dibandingkan dengan wanita pada pasangan yang sama.  Ini kira-kira sepuluh kali ciuman per hari pada pria, atau  dua kali lipat ciuman intim wanita per hari yang hanya lima kali per hari.

Untuk menghitung jumlah bakteri yang berpindah lewat sebuah ciuman, para peneliti mengandalkan nilai perpindahan rata-rata dan sejumlah asumsi yang berkaitan dengan perpindahan bakteri, permukaan kontak ciuman dan nilai  rata-rata volume air liur, demikian Science Daily.

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          Microbirth   
Microbirth: Winner of Grand Prix Award at 2014 Life Sciences Film Festival. A documentary on the latest research on the origins of the microbiome; how microscopic events during childbirth have lifelong consequences for the health of our children.
          Turns Out, There is a Deep State… and it’s Your Microbiome   

Have you given your microbiome much thought lately? I’m going to guess that between work, cooking, homework and managing your PTSD from watching the news, that’s probably a not bloody likely.  After one of the most grueling work weeks in memory, I actually had the opportunity to learn a great deal about my microbiome.  I […]

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          Microbiome…Epigentics….You can’t imagine how much my Hypnobabies Childbirth Class cover all of this. We want children healthy, not only for birth, but the rest of their lives. I’m OBSESSED and reading to learn more to share ALL.THE.TIME! #hypnobabies #microbiome #epigenetics #childbirth @hmbirth @312doulas   
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          Staff Scientist - Molecular Biologist - The Henry M. Jackson Foundation - Dayton, OH   
Come Work at HJF! HJF is seeking a Staff Scientist to support the Microbiome test analyses at the Molecular Bioeffects Branch at Wright-Patterson Air Force
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          Comment on The Best Probiotics: Understanding the Microbiome by Alex Swanson   
Hi Ash, Great question. My opinion is that they are best taken with food, with a focus on prebiotics in the meal. The survival rate has been pinned at 20-40% based on the strains, gastric acidity, and bile salts. The challenge is adherence to the mucosal cells - which certain strains appear to be better than others - therefore blocking harmful bacteria from attaching. The small intestine is more easily influenced, but prebiotics increases the ability of probiotics to colonize in the colon and not just pass through. Since you would consume probiotics with food - as found in fermented foods and drinks - it makes sense to me that supplemental probiotics should be taken with a meal for both colonization and protection against bad bacteria. It has been my experience with clients that taking probiotics during a meal or after yields the best response in terms of noticeable results in digestion.
          Fulltime tenure-track position in the field of nutrition and human intestinal microbiome   
Universite Laval - School of Nutrition - Laval, QC - Quebec City, QC - nutrition or biochemistry or microbiology or a related discipline; 2) Have a recognized expertise in the field of the human intestinal microbiome; 3..., grants or awards; 4) Have demonstrated skills for laboratory work in microbiology, metagenomics, molecular biology and nutritional biochemistry...
          Gut Instincts   
New research suggests we can live longer by altering conditions in our microbiome, but who wants to spend a few extra years fixating on their bowels?
          Staff Scientist - Molecular Biologist - The Henry M. Jackson Foundation - Dayton, OH   
Come Work at HJF! HJF is seeking a Staff Scientist to support the Microbiome test analyses at the Molecular Bioeffects Branch at Wright-Patterson Air Force
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          Post-dengue acute disseminated encephalomyelitis: A case report and meta-analysis   
by Mohamed Gomaa Kamel, Nguyen Tran Nam, Nguyen Huu Bao Han, Abd-Elaziz El-Shabouny, Abd-ElRahman Mohamed Makram, Fatma Abd-Elshahed Abd-Elhay, Tran Ngoc Dang, Nguyen Le Trung Hieu, Vu Thi Que Huong, Trinh Huu Tung, Kenji Hirayama, Nguyen Tien Huy Background Dengue is one of the most common infectious diseases. The aim of this study was to … Continua la lettura di Post-dengue acute disseminated encephalomyelitis: A case report and meta-analysis
          Essential multimeric enzymes in kinetoplastid parasites: A host of potentially druggable protein-protein interactions   
by Leah M. Wachsmuth, Meredith G. Johnson, Jason Gavenonis Parasitic diseases caused by kinetoplastid parasites of the genera Trypanosoma and Leishmania are an urgent public health crisis in the developing world. These closely related species possess a number of multimeric enzymes in highly conserved pathways involved in vital functions, such as redox homeostasis and nucleotide … Continua la lettura di Essential multimeric enzymes in kinetoplastid parasites: A host of potentially druggable protein-protein interactions
          High risk for chikungunya virus to initiate an enzootic sylvatic cycle in the tropical Americas   
by Ricardo Lourenço-de-Oliveira, Anna-Bella Failloux Background Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) has dispersed in the Americas since 2013, and its range of distribution has overlapped large forested areas. Herein, we assess vector competence of two sylvatic Neotropical mosquito species, Haemagogus leucocelaenus and Aedes terrens, to evaluate the risk of CHIKV to initiate a sylvatic cycle in the … Continua la lettura di High risk for chikungunya virus to initiate an enzootic sylvatic cycle in the tropical Americas
          Identifiers for the 21st century: How to design, provision, and reuse persistent identifiers to maximize utility and impact of life science data   
by Julie A. McMurry, Nick Juty, Niklas Blomberg, Tony Burdett, Tom Conlin, Nathalie Conte, Mélanie Courtot, John Deck, Michel Dumontier, Donal K. Fellows, Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran, Philipp Gormanns, Jeffrey Grethe, Janna Hastings, Jean-Karim Hériché, Henning Hermjakob, Jon C. Ison, Rafael C. Jimenez, Simon Jupp, John Kunze, Camille Laibe, Nicolas Le Novère, James Malone, Maria Jesus Martin, … Continua la lettura di Identifiers for the 21st century: How to design, provision, and reuse persistent identifiers to maximize utility and impact of life science data
          Landscape and variation of novel retroduplications in 26 human populations   
by Yan Zhang, Shantao Li, Alexej Abyzov, Mark B. Gerstein Retroduplications come from reverse transcription of mRNAs and their insertion back into the genome. Here, we performed comprehensive discovery and analysis of retroduplications in a large cohort of 2,535 individuals from 26 human populations, as part of 1000 Genomes Phase 3. We developed an integrated … Continua la lettura di Landscape and variation of novel retroduplications in 26 human populations
          Leptospira diversity in animals and humans in Tahiti, French Polynesia   
by Vanina Guernier, Vaea Richard, Tuxuan Nhan, Eline Rouault, Anita Tessier, Didier Musso Background Leptospirosis is a highly endemic bacterial zoonosis in French Polynesia (FP). Nevertheless, data on the epidemiology of leptospirosis in FP are scarce. We conducted molecular studies on Leptospira isolated from humans and the potential main animal reservoirs in order to identify … Continua la lettura di <i>Leptospira</i> diversity in animals and humans in Tahiti, French Polynesia
          Practices and promises of Facebook for science outreach: Becoming a “Nerd of Trust”   
by Craig R. McClain Arguably, the dissemination of science communication has recently entered a new age in which science must compete for public attention with fake news, alternate facts, and pseudoscience. This clash is particularly evident on social media. Facebook has taken a prime role in disseminating fake news, alternate facts, and pseudoscience, but is … Continua la lettura di Practices and promises of Facebook for science outreach: Becoming a “Nerd of Trust”
          Two different mechanisms support selective attention at different phases of training   
by Sirawaj Itthipuripat, Kexin Cha, Anna Byers, John T. Serences Selective attention supports the prioritized processing of relevant sensory information to facilitate goal-directed behavior. Studies in human subjects demonstrate that attentional gain of cortical responses can sufficiently account for attention-related improvements in behavior. On the other hand, studies using highly trained nonhuman primates suggest that … Continua la lettura di Two different mechanisms support selective attention at different phases of training
          Initial gut microbial composition as a key factor driving host response to antibiotic treatment, as exemplified by the presence or absence of commensal Escherichia coli.   

Initial gut microbial composition as a key factor driving host response to antibiotic treatment, as exemplified by the presence or absence of commensal Escherichia coli.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2017 Jun 30;:

Authors: Ju T, Shoblak Y, Gao Y, Yang K, Fouhse J, Finlay BB, So YW, Stothard P, Willing BP

Abstract
Antibiotics are important for treating bacterial infection, however, efficacy and side effects of antibiotics vary in medicine and experimental models. A few studies correlated microbiota composition variations with health outcomes in response to antibiotics, however, no study has demonstrated causality. We had noted variation in colonic expression of c-type lectins, regenerating islet-derived protein 3 (Reg3β) and Reg3γ, after metronidazole treatment in a mouse model. To investigate causality of specific variations in pre-existing microbiome on host response to antibiotics, mice harbouring a normal microbiota were allocated to 4 treatments in a 2x2 factorial arrangement with or without commensal Escherichia coli; and with or without metronidazole in drinking water. E. coli colonized readily without causing a notable shift in microbiota or host response. Metronidazole administration reduced microbiota biodiversity, indicated by decreased Chao1 and Shannon index, and altered microbiota composition. However, presence of E. coli strongly affected metronidazole-induced microbiota shifts. Remarkably, this single commensal bacterium in the context of a complex population led to variations in host response to metronidazole treatment including increased expression of antimicrobial peptides Reg3β and Reg3γ, and intestinal inflammation indicated by tumor necrosis factor-alpha. Similar results were obtained from 2 week antibiotic exposure and with additional E. coli isolates. This proof of concept study indicates that even minor variations in initial commensal microbiota can drive shifts in microbial composition and host response after antibiotic administration. As well as providing an explanation for variability in animal models using antibiotics, the findings encourage the development of personalized medication in antibiotic therapies.The importance of the study This work provides an understanding of variability in studies where antibiotics are used to alter the gut microbiota to generate a host response. Furthermore, although only providing evidence for the one antibiotic, the study demonstrated that initial gut microbial composition is a key factor driving host response to antibiotic administration, creating a compelling argument to consider personalized medication based on individual variation in gut microbiota.

PMID: 28667114 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


          A human gut commensal ferments cranberry carbohydrates to produce formate.   

A human gut commensal ferments cranberry carbohydrates to produce formate.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2017 Jun 30;:

Authors: Özcan E, Sun J, Rowley DC, Sela DA

Abstract
Commensal bifidobacteria colonize the human gastrointestinal tract and catabolize glycans that are impervious to host digestion. Accordingly, Bifidobacterium longum typically secrete acetate and lactate as fermentative endproducts. This study tested the hypothesis that B. longum utilize cranberry-derived xyloglucans in a strain-dependent manner. Interestingly, the B. longum strain that efficiently utilizes cranberry xyloglucans secrete 2.0-2.5 moles acetate:lactate. The 1.5 ratio theoretical yield obtained in hexose fermentations shifts during xyloglucan metabolism. Accordingly, this metabolic shift is characterized by increased acetate and formate production at the expense of lactate. α-L-arabinofuranosidase, an arabinan endo-1,5-α-L-arabinosidase, and a β-xylosidase with a carbohydrate substrate-binding protein and carbohydrate ABC transporter membrane proteins are upregulated (> 2-fold change), which suggests carbon flux through this catabolic pathway. Finally, syntrophic interactions occurred with strains that utilize carbohydrate products derived from initial degradation from a heterologous bacterium.IMPORTANCE This is a study of bacterial metabolism of complex cranberry carbohydrates termed xyloglucans that are likely not digested prior to reaching the colon. This is significant as bifidobacteria interact with this dietary compound to potentially impact human host health through energy and metabolite production by bacterial utilization of these substrates. Specific bacterial strains utilize cranberry xyloglucans as a nutritive source indicating unknown mechanisms that are not universal in bifidobacteria. In addition, xyloglucan metabolism proceeds using an alternative pathway could lead to further research to investigate mechanisms underlying this interaction. Finally, we observed cross-feeding between bacteria in which one strain degrades the cranberry xyloglucan to make it available to a second strain. Similar nutritive strategies are known to occur within the gut. In aggregate, this study may lead to novel foods or supplements to impact human health through rational manipulations of their microbiome.

PMID: 28667113 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


          Staff Scientist - Molecular Biologist - The Henry M. Jackson Foundation - Dayton, OH   
Come Work at HJF! HJF is seeking a Staff Scientist to support the Microbiome test analyses at the Molecular Bioeffects Branch at Wright-Patterson Air Force
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          A Date with Your Microbiome   

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          DEADLINE: Science of Innovation Summit for Journalists   
Event Date: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Science of Innovation Summit for Journalists at the University of Chicago, Nov 5-8, 2017, offers professional science and technology journalists a respite from deadlines and insight into pressing subjects, such as climate and energy science, the microbiome, advanced batteries, precision medicine and more. Includes lodging, meals and stipend. Apply by Aug 15.


          Comment on Doctor: “I don’t believe in supplements.” by Bob Niland   
Jen wrote: «<em>…wondering if procedures such as colonoscopies are addressed.</em>» The topic arises in several places, but the key advice might be (p76, print edition): <em>“Living your life Undoctored does not mean that you should cancel your screening colonoscopy or annual gynecological exam. It means that when you see the doctor, you will be armed with better information and higher expectations and a better appreciation for what can be achieved on your own, and what cannot.”</em> re: «<em>Every year since I've turned 50 (54 now) my dr. tries to get me to get a colonoscopy. I have refused so far.</em>» When this came up on the Cureality (now Undoctored Inner Circle) forum, I had these remarks, edited for this blog comment: …a few years ago I was prepared to have one done (no indications of need, just something suggested by the GP), but when the prep and downtime came into view, I just couldn't work it into my schedule. Since then, I've obviously become a bit of a microbiome activist. I certainly would consider it if there were indicators. But I consider it unwise as a routine prophylactic test. And I'd surely consider Capsule Endo first, as it looks mechanically less destructive. Considerations include: • Run-up diet, commonly low-fiber clear-liquid, sky-high-carb. • Day-before laxatives blasting the microbiome. • Routine use of NSAIDs, if not anesthesia. • Routine further disturbance of the mucosal lining of the gut, plus some risk of trauma. • Is that probe really sterilized? • Likely antibiotics if they find anything. • Likely total lack of advice on how to help your microbiome recover - which evidences just how little awareness they have of the consequences of what is widely considered a routine screening procedure. In the future, I'd expect autologous FMT to be part of the sequence. Odds are your doctor doesn't even know what that is. I have some family history on polyps and diverticulosis. My choice at present is simply to follow a low-cancer-risk, gut-flora-supporting diet and lifestyle, rather than run frequent screens. The conventional probe process looks to me like assured near-term dysbiosis, so the threat the might be mitigated has to trump that. re: «<em>What is the stance on that if there are no symptoms except occasional bouts of constipation?</em>» Constipation usually just vanishes on this program. Mine did. re: «<em>I do the hemoccult test every year though.</em>» Definitely worthwhile until more insightful tests become available. re: «<em>Also, can you recommend any brands of powdered prebiotic fibers we should use as the foods do not appeal to me.</em>» Sure. <a title="Public article on UIC forum" href="https://innercircle.undoctored.com/forum/topics.aspx?ID=19247" rel="nofollow">Prebiotic Fiber Sources</a> ________ Blog Reply Associate (click my user name for details)
          A Perturbed Skin Microbiome Can Be ‘Contagious’ and Promote Inflammation, Penn Study Finds   
Even in healthy individuals, the skin plays host to a menagerie of bacteria, fungi and viruses. Growing scientific
          BacterioFiles 300 - Hyphae Help Horizontal (Gene Transfer)   

This episode: Filament-forming organisms help bacteria swim through soil and exchange genes with each other! Also, new feature: microbe of the episode!

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Show notes:
Microbe of the episode: Azotobacter vinelandii

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Video of bacteria swimming along mycelium


Full statement from Tom Berthold

Journal Paper:
Berthold T, Centler F, Hübschmann T, Remer R, Thullner M, Harms H, Wick LY. 2016. Mycelia as a focal point for horizontal gene transfer among soil bacteria. Sci Rep 6:36390.

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          BacterioFiles 300 - Hyphae Help Horizontal (Gene Transfer)   

This episode: Filament-forming organisms help bacteria swim through soil and exchange genes with each other! Also, new feature: microbe of the episode!

Download Episode (13.2 MB, 14.4 minutes)

Show notes:
Microbe of the episode: Azotobacter vinelandii

News item

Video of bacteria swimming along mycelium


Full statement from Tom Berthold

Journal Paper:
Berthold T, Centler F, Hübschmann T, Remer R, Thullner M, Harms H, Wick LY. 2016. Mycelia as a focal point for horizontal gene transfer among soil bacteria. Sci Rep 6:36390.

Other interesting stories:

 

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          Staff Scientist - Molecular Biologist - The Henry M. Jackson Foundation - Dayton, OH   
Come Work at HJF! HJF is seeking a Staff Scientist to support the Microbiome test analyses at the Molecular Bioeffects Branch at Wright-Patterson Air Force
From The Henry M. Jackson Foundation - Thu, 04 May 2017 17:42:59 GMT - View all Dayton, OH jobs
          Comment on I hate my guts! by truthspew   
Wow - hope it turns out more benign than anything. I am fortunate - I was born with what people term a cast iron stomach. I can pretty much eat anything and it doesn't bother me. And they're finding out more and more that the microbiome in our gut is responsible for a lot of the ailments we suffer. In fact the medical community has even done fecal bacteria transplants and it has shown remarkable success.
          Research Scientist, Bioinformatics - George Washington University - Foggy Bottom, MD   
We are seeking a highly motivated, skilled, and collaborative computational biologist to contribute to multiple NIH -funded microbiome research projects....
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          Staff Scientist - Molecular Biologist - The Henry M. Jackson Foundation - Dayton, OH   
Come Work at HJF! HJF is seeking a Staff Scientist to support the Microbiome test analyses at the Molecular Bioeffects Branch at Wright-Patterson Air Force
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          Staff Scientist - Molecular Biologist - The Henry M. Jackson Foundation - Dayton, OH   
Come Work at HJF! HJF is seeking a Staff Scientist to support the Microbiome test analyses at the Molecular Bioeffects Branch at Wright-Patterson Air Force
From The Henry M. Jackson Foundation - Thu, 04 May 2017 17:42:59 GMT - View all Dayton, OH jobs