Further Reading

New discoveries in the world of microbial ecology are being made every day. See below for a deeper dive into current research being done into the impact of microbiomes on human, animal and ocean health. 

Aquarium microbiome response to ninety-percent system water change: Clues to microbiome management. William Van Bonn, Allen LaPointe, Sean M. Gibbons, Angel Frazier, Jarrad Hampton-Marcell and Jack Gilbert, Zoo Biology 2015  34: 360–367.


Microbial diversity in the deep sea and the underexplored "rare biosphere". Mitchell L. Sogin, Hilary G. Morrison, Julie A. Huber, David Mark Welch, Susan M. Huse, Phillip R. Neal, Jesus M. Arrieta, and Gerhard J. Herndl, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U S A. 2006 103(32):12115-20.


Characterization of the gut microbiota of three commercially valuable warmwater fish species. A.M. Larsen, H.H. Mohammed and C.R. Arias. Journal of Applied Microbiology 2014 116, 1396—1404


The geomicrobiology of CO2 geosequestration: a focused review on prokaryotic community responses to field-scale CO2 injection. Andre Mu and John W. Moreau, Frontiers in Microbiology 2015 Apr 9;6:263.


Stable-isotope probing and metagenomics reveal predation by protozoa drives E.coli removal in slow sand filters. Haig SJ, Schirmer M, D'Amore R, Gibbs J, Davies RL, Collins G, Quince C. International Society for Microbial Ecology Journal 2015 Mar 17;9(4):797-808.


Triclosan Exposure Increases Triclosan Resistance and Influences Taxonomic Composition of Benthic Bacterial Communities. Bradley Drury, John Scott, Emma J. Rosi-Marshall, and John J. Kelly, Environmental Science & Technology  2013 47 (15), 8923-8930.


Unseen forces: the influence of bacteria on animal development. Margaret J. McFall-Ngai,Developmental Biology 2002 Feb 1;242(1):1-14.


Ecology and exploration of the rare biosphere. Michael D. J. Lynch & Josh D. Neufeld Nature Reviews Microbiology 2015 13, 217–229 (2015).


The Earth Microbiome project: successes and Aspirations. Jack A. Gilbert, Janet K. Jansson and Rob Knight, BMC Biology 2014 12:69.


Taking Stock of the Human Microbiome and Disease. Michael Balter Science 08 Jun 2012 : 1246-1247.


The 'hygiene hypothesis' for autoimmune and allergic diseases: an update. Okada, H., Kuhn, C., Feillet, H., Bach, J.F., Clinical & Experimental Immunology 2010 Apr;160(1):1-9. 


Maintaining health by balancing microbial exposure and prevention of infection: the hygiene hypothesis versus the hypothesis of early immune challenge. Kramer, A. et al. Journal of Hospital Infection 2013 Volume 83 , S29 - S34.

The Shedd Aquarium Microbiome Project is made possible in part by the generosity of The Grainger Foundation.

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