Mutation-encoding genes can sweep though bacterial populations, driving differentiation, according to B. Jesse Shapiro and his colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge.
Shifts in Microbiota Influence Mating Choices among Fruit Flies
Although commensal microbes are very much in the scientifıc and medical spotlight, their influences may far exceed our wildest expectations, judging from research presented at the 2012 ASM General Meeting, held in San Francisco, Calif., last June. Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /var/www/miicrobemagazine/components/com_content/views/category/tmpl/blog_item.php on line 145
Archaea from acidic hot springs in Yellowstone National Park apparently harbor RNA viruses, according to Mark Young of Montana State University in Bozeman and his collaborators.
Endogenous microbes may help in driving or suppressing cancer development and may also affect therapy outcomes, according to Giorgio Trinchieri from the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, Md., part of the National Institutes of Health.
Seeking Insights into Resistance to Two Antibiotics
A longstanding riddle underlying the resistance of particular bacterial pathogens to polymyxin B—itself a vintage antimicrobial peptide—yielded to analysis revealing a newly recognized self-modifıcation process in gram-negative bacteria, according to Stephen Trent of the University of Texas (UT) at Austin and his collaborators. Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /var/www/miicrobemagazine/components/com_content/views/category/tmpl/blog_item.php on line 145