Taxonomic annotation errors incorrectly assign the family Pseudoalteromonadaceae to the order Vibrionales in Greengenes: implications for microbial community assessments
Siouxsie Wiles –– An important article that reminds us to be aware of the assumptions we make around databases and other resources we rely on.
Transcriptomic evidence for involvement of reactive oxygen species in Rhizoctonia solani AG1 IA sclerotia maturation
Siouxsie Wiles –– Sounds like a really interesting study to those working on plant fungal pathogens.
Epidemiology of Haemophilus parasuis isolates from pigs in China using serotyping, antimicrobial susceptibility, biofilm formation and ERIC-PCR genotyping
Sheng Chen –– Haemophilus parasuis is a very important pathogen in animals. More studies should be encouraged in this field.
Multi-omic profiling to assess the effect of iron starvation in Streptococcus pneumoniae TIGR4
Luciana Leite –– Multi-omics is a technique that can be applied to several fields.
Applying fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) to treat recurrent Clostridium difficile infections (rCDI) in children
Siouxsie Wiles –– There is huge interest in faecal transplants for treating C. dif infections and this is a good study exploring its use in children.
Effects of preservation method on canine (Canis lupus familiaris) fecal microbiota
Hauke Smidt –– Appropriate sample storage methods are crucial for the quality of derived data, and thus, this study is relevant for various fields.
Porcine rotavirus C in pigs with gastroenteritis on Thai swine farms, 2011–2016
Valeria Souza –– Swine rotavirus could be a reservoir for human rotavirus, to understand how those virus evolve is extremely relevant for human health.
Effects of tobacco smoke and electronic cigarette vapor exposure on the oral and gut microbiota in humans: a pilot study
Valeria Souza –– electronic cigarette is a new trendy substitution to normal cigarettes, albeit, they do have an effect on the microbiome of their users. This open the door to do more research on this relevant topic of human health.
Strain-level genetic diversity of Methylophaga nitratireducenticrescens confers plasticity to denitrification capacity in a methylotrophic marine denitrifying biofilm
Siouxsie Wiles –– Describes some novel phenotypes for these types of bacteria
Oligotrophic wetland sediments susceptible to shifts in microbiomes and mercury cycling with dissolved organic matter addition
Siouxsie Wiles –– As soon as people hear the word mercury, they immediately associate it with toxicity and ill health. Shedding light on the role microbes play in this will be of wide interest.

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