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Microbiology and infectious disease

eLife publishes research covering virology and bacterial and fungal pathogens. Decisions are made by journal editors who are active researchers in the fields of microbiology and infectious disease.

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Bacterial-encoded covalent adhesion is a new molecular principle in host-microbe interactions and may play a key role in host colonization by a wide range of Gram-positive bacteria.
Miriam Walden, John M Edwards, Aleksandra M Dziewulska, Rene Bergmann, Gerhard Saalbach, Su-Yin Kan, Ona K Miller, Miriam Weckener, Rosemary J Jackson, Sally L Shirran, Catherine H Botting, Gordon J Florence, Manfred Rohde, Mark J Banfield, Ulrich Schwarz-Linek
10.7554/eLife.06638
Receptor recognition of antimicrobial peptides is important for Salmonellae to survive inside macrophages and cause disease.
Kevin G Hicks, Scott P Delbecq, Enea Sancho-Vaello, Marie-Pierre Blanc, Katja K Dove, Lynne R Prost, Margaret E Daley, Kornelius Zeth, Rachel E Klevit, Samuel I Miller
10.7554/eLife.06792
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An endosomal component employs a novel PAM2-like motif to recruit a key RNA-binding protein, which explains how mRNAs and associated ribosomes are attached to endosomes during coupled transport.
Thomas Pohlmann, Sebastian Baumann, Carl Haag, Mario Albrecht, Michael Feldbrügge
10.7554/eLife.06041
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Atypical memory B cells (MBCs) appear to differentiate from classical MBCs during chronic exposure to the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, and may interfere with the acquisition of immunity to the disease.
Silvia Portugal, Christopher M Tipton, Haewon Sohn, Younoussou Kone, Jing Wang, Shanping Li, Jeff Skinner, Kimmo Virtaneva, Daniel E Sturdevant, Stephen F Porcella, Ogobara K Doumbo, Safiatou Doumbo, Kassoum Kayentao, Aissata Ongoiba, Boubacar Traore, Inaki Sanz, Susan K Pierce, Peter D Crompton
10.7554/eLife.07218
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The protein Cpo1B regulates PBP1B activity in response to the Tol energy state, which facilitates feedback and synchronicity between envelope constriction processes during Gram-negative bacterial cell division.
Andrew N Gray, Alexander JF Egan, Inge L van't Veer, Jolanda Verheul, Alexandre Colavin, Alexandra Koumoutsi, Jacob Biboy, A F Maarten Altelaar, Mirjam J Damen, Kerwyn Casey Huang, Jean-Pierre Simorre, Eefjan Breukink, Tanneke den Blaauwen, Athanasios Typas, Carol A Gross, Waldemar Vollmer
10.7554/eLife.07118
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A continuum of genome relationships is discovered through comparative genomics of 627 sequenced mycobacteriophages isolated and characterized in an integrated research/education initiative.
Welkin H Pope, Charles A Bowman, Daniel A Russell, Deborah Jacobs-Sera, David J Asai, Steven G Cresawn, William R Jacobs Jr, Roger W Hendrix, Jeffrey G Lawrence, Graham F Hatfull, Science Education Alliance Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science, Phage Hunters Integrating Research and Education, Mycobacterial Genetics Course
10.7554/eLife.06416

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