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September 2005

In this issue, research by Gutierrez et al and by Jian et al gives important new insights into the origin and virulence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a major human pathogen. Shown here is the bacterium in a sputum sample which has been stained.

Image Credit: Image courtesy of United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; cover image design by Sapna Khandwala.



Why Provide an Opinions Section in PLoS Pathogens?

Marianne Manchester

Research Articles

The Role of Innate Immune Responses in the Outcome of Interspecies Competition for Colonization of Mucosal Surfaces

Elena S Lysenko, Adam J Ratner, Aaron L Nelson, Jeffrey N Weiser

SIVsm Quasispecies Adaptation to a New Simian Host

Linda J Demma, John M Logsdon Jr., Thomas H Vanderford, Mark B Feinberg, Silvija I Staprans

Influenza Virus PB1-F2 Protein Induces Cell Death through Mitochondrial ANT3 and VDAC1

Dmitriy Zamarin, Adolfo García-Sastre, Xiaoyao Xiao, Rong Wang, Peter Palese

Ancient Origin and Gene Mosaicism of the Progenitor of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

M. Cristina Gutierrez, Sylvain Brisse, Roland Brosch, Michel Fabre, Bahia Omaïs, Magali Marmiesse, Philip Supply, Veronique Vincent

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