Nice title: A glimpse under the rim – the composition of microbial biofilm communities in domestic toilets

OK, so the article is a few years old (and not open access) but it should win a prize for best/worst title in a recent paper on indoor microbiology:  A glimpse under the rim — the composition of microbial biofilm communities in domestic toilets – Egert – 2009 – Journal of Applied Microbiology I note …

High levels of Staphylococcus contamination in US meat & poultry #microBEnet

Many news sources are reporting on a new study regarding levels of Staphylococcus in meat: (e.g., see Bacteria seen in nearly half of U.S. meat – CNN.com,  Study Warns of Tainted Meat, and Almost half of meat in stores may have drug-resistant bacteria). The study, by Lance Price, Paul Keim, and colleagues from TGen reports that …

Interesting blog post/paper from Tara Smith at Aetiology #microBEnet

Interesting blog post and paper from Tara Smith.  Her lab did some characterization of samples from kids and workers in childcare settings.  As part of their work they found some interesting varieties of Staphylococcus aureus.  For more detail see her post here: New paper: Staphylococcus aureus ST398 in a childcare worker : Aetiology.  If you have …