The interplay between movement, morphology and dispersal in Tetrahymena ciliates
Claire Paris –– Dispersal, in the broader sense of the term, is the movement away from the birthplace and is a common phenomenon that occurs in most living organisms at some point of their life history. The genotypic basis of movement behavior in unicellular organisms is an important finding
The impact of storage conditions on human stool 16S rRNA microbiome composition and diversity
Xavier Pochon –– This study explored the influence of time-to-freezing, storage preservation methodology, and stool heterogeneity on human microbiome profiles from a Ugandan community under resource-limited fieldwork settings. conditions 104 setting.
Accumulation of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate from polyvinyl chloride flooring into settled house dust and the effect on the bacterial community
Monika Mortimer –– The article extends our understanding on how indoor chemicals may affect our immediate environment and through that - human health.
Environmental sampling to assess the bioburden of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis in drylot pens on California dairies
Javier Alvarez-Rodriguez –– An advance to assess bovine tuberculosis infection
A recombinase polymerase amplification-lateral flow dipstick assay for rapid detection of the quarantine citrus pathogen in China, Phytophthora hibernalis
Siouxsie Wiles –– A very neat paper describing a rapid assay to detect plant pathogens from fruit.
Manure application increased denitrifying gene abundance in a drip-irrigated cotton field
Michael LaMontagne –– Manure application to agricultural fields, while seen as a green alternative to synthetic fertilizers, can dramatically increase the release of nitrous oxide, which contributes to global warming and the destruction of the ozone layer. Yin and colleagues at the Chinese Academy of Science and the University of Manitoba link an increase in the number of denitrifiers in soil, following manure application, to increased nitrous oxide flux.
Candida albicans cell wall integrity transcription factors regulate polymicrobial biofilm formation with Streptococcus gordonii
Paul Tulkens –– Mixed flora biofilms are quite frequent and one may wonder whether these are more difficult to eradicate than monospecies biofilms. This paper shows that fungi (C. albicans) plays a facilitating role (rather than being just an innocent bystander) in oral biofilms and infections. Thus, the paper may help in rationalizing what has been suspected so far and could also illustrate how one organism cooperates with another to promote their survival.
Dietary fermented products using koji mold and sweet potato-shochu distillery by-product promotes hepatic and serum cholesterol levels and modulates gut microbiota in mice fed a high-cholesterol diet
Carlos Conte-Junior –– The present paper is relevant to the impact of fermented products on physiological metabolism.
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus and the One Health concept
Gregory Gilbert –– This paper is important as it incorporates the interdisciplinary approach of the One Health concept.
Dynamics of a methanol-fed marine denitrifying biofilm: 1-Impact of environmental changes on the denitrification and the co-occurrence of Methylophaga nitratireducenticrescens and Hyphomicrobium nitrativorans
Joseph Gillespie –– Important insight for developing optimal denitrifying bioprocesses

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