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Twenty-Eight Years of Poliovirus Replication in an Immunodeficient Individual: Impact on the Global Polio Eradication Initiative

August 27, 2015

Twenty-Eight Years of Poliovirus Replication in an Immunodeficient Individual: Impact on the Global Polio Eradication Initiative

Javier Martin and colleagues 

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The Long and Winding Road (Apologies to the Beatles)

PLOS Pathogens Editor Hank Seifert has been studying the pathogenic Neisseria, N. gonorrhoeae and N. meningitidis, for over 30 years. His lab and research is driven by the concept that we need to understand the relationship between us and the microbial world before we can apply that knowledge to improve our health and world. 

Image credit: Seifert H (2015)

The Long and Winding Road (Apologies to the Beatles)

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Chemical Signals and Mechanosensing in Bacterial Responses to Their Environment

Mechanosensing allows some bacteria to sense physical contact with their environment, and it can trigger production of biofilm-forming substances. Henny C. van der Mei and colleagues investigate mechanosensing and highlight control of the forces experienced by bacteria in a biofilm as a relatively unexplored pathway to control the pathogenicity of biofilms.

Image credit: Harapanahalli AK, Younes JA, Allan E (2015)

Chemical Signals and Mechanosensing in Bacterial Responses to Their Environment

08/25/2015

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Type VI Secretion System Toxins Horizontally Shared between Marine Bacteria

Dor Salomon, Kim Orth, and colleagues provide a characterization of the environmental regulation, antibacterial activities, and secreted effector repertoires of the two T6SSs found in Vibrio alginolyticus, a marine animal and human pathogen; suggesting that bacteria can incorporate T6SS effectors from their environment.

Image credit: Salomon D, Klimko JA, Trudgian DC, Kinch LN, et al. (2015)

Type VI Secretion System Toxins Horizontally Shared between Marine Bacteria