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Antiviral ping-pong in mosquitoes

July 28, 2020 0

Summary: Nature Reviews Microbiology, Published online: 28 July 2020; doi:10.1038/s41579-020-0429-5This paper identifies a non-retroviral endogenous viral element in mosquitoes that has antiviral functions. Source: Nature Reviews Microbiology – Issue – nature.com science feeds Read More

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Overlapping risks

July 28, 2020 0

Summary: Nature Reviews Microbiology, Published online: 28 July 2020; doi:10.1038/s41579-020-0430-zThis study shows that a high-fat diet and antibiotic treatment impair mitochondrial bioenergetics, which increases epithelial oxygenation and triggers dysbiosis and pre-inflammatory bowel disease. Source: Nature Reviews Microbiology – Issue – nature.com science feeds Read More

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Collateral damage

July 28, 2020 0

Summary: Nature Reviews Microbiology, Published online: 28 July 2020; doi:10.1038/s41579-020-0432-xThis study suggests that the enhanced pathogenicity following co-infection of corals with Vibrio coralliilyticus and Vibrio mediterranei is a side effect of competition sensing and the induced responses. Source: Nature Reviews Microbiology – Issue – nature.com science feeds Read More

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Rising to the challenge of COVID-19

July 28, 2020 0

Summary: Nature Reviews Microbiology, Published online: 28 July 2020; doi:10.1038/s41579-020-0419-7Scientists around the world have risen to the challenges posed by COVID-19 by rapidly transforming their laboratories and refocusing their research efforts. In the first of a new series of Feature articles to highlight these efforts, we interviewed three researchers at […]

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Author Correction: Genomics and epidemiological surveillance

July 28, 2020 0

Summary: Nature Reviews Microbiology, Published online: 28 July 2020; doi:10.1038/s41579-020-0428-6Author Correction: Genomics and epidemiological surveillance Source: Nature Reviews Microbiology – Issue – nature.com science feeds Read More

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Copy-number variation

July 28, 2020 0

Summary: Nature Reviews Microbiology, Published online: 28 July 2020; doi:10.1038/s41579-020-0431-yThis study reports that extensive copy number variations occur in the presence of azole antifungal drugs in Candida albicans, which might cause phenotypic and population-level heterogeneity observed in clinical isolates. Source: Nature Reviews Microbiology – Issue – nature.com science feeds Read […]

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Accelerating the cell cycle

July 28, 2020 0

Summary: Nature Reviews Microbiology, Published online: 28 July 2020; doi:10.1038/s41579-020-0427-7Two studies now provide insights into how surface contact and sensing stimulate the synthesis of c-di-GMP, which accelerates cell cycle progression and cell differentiation in Caulobacter crescentus. Source: Nature Reviews Microbiology – Issue – nature.com science feeds Read More

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Formation and function of bacterial organelles

July 24, 2020 0

Summary: Nature Reviews Microbiology, Published online: 24 July 2020; doi:10.1038/s41579-020-0413-0Advances in imaging techniques have revealed an unexpected abundance and diversity of organelles in bacteria. In this Review, Greening and Lithgow outline the different types of bacterial organelles and discuss common themes in their formation and function. Source: Nature Reviews Microbiology […]

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Unique and common traits in mycorrhizal symbioses

July 21, 2020 0

Summary: Nature Reviews Microbiology, Published online: 21 July 2020; doi:10.1038/s41579-020-0402-3Mycorrhizas are ubiquitous mutualistic symbioses established between plant roots and soil fungi. In this Review, Bonfante and colleagues explore the origin and evolution of mycorrhizal fungi, the diversity of their interactions with host plants and the potential of application of mycorrhizal […]

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Snatching from the host

July 20, 2020 0

Summary: Nature Reviews Microbiology, Published online: 20 July 2020; doi:10.1038/s41579-020-0423-yA recent study found that viral cap snatching generates host–virus chimeric proteins during infection. Source: Nature Reviews Microbiology – Issue – nature.com science feeds Read More