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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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Shigella flexneri, globally the most frequent cause of bacterial dysentery, is far more diverse, and has caused disease around the world for far longer than other Shigella species by persisting in local environments over extended timescales.
Thomas R Connor, Clare R Barker, Kate S Baker, François-Xavier Weill, Kaisar Ali Talukder, Anthony M Smith, Stephen Baker, Malika Gouali, Duy Pham Thanh, Ishrat Jahan Azmi, Wanderley Dias da Silveira, Torsten Semmler, Lothar H Wieler, Claire Jenkins, Alejandro Cravioto, Shah M Faruque, Julian Parkhill, Dong Wook Kim, Karen H Keddy, Nicholas R Thomson
10.7554/eLife.07335
Analysis of chromerid algal genomes reveals how apicomplexans have evolved from free-living algae into successful eukaryotic parasites via massive losses and re-inventing functional roles of genes.
Yong H Woo, Hifzur Ansari, Thomas D Otto, Christen M Klinger, Martin Kolisko, Jan Michálek, Alka Saxena, Dhanasekaran Shanmugam, Annageldi Tayyrov, Alaguraj Veluchamy, Shahjahan Ali, Axel Bernal, Javier del Campo, Jaromír Cihlář, Pavel Flegontov, Sebastian G Gornik, Eva Hajdušková, Aleš Horák, Jan Janouškovec, Nicholas J Katris, Fred D Mast, Diego Miranda-Saavedra, Tobias Mourier, Raeece Naeem, Mridul Nair, Aswini K Panigrahi, Neil D Rawlings, Eriko Padron-Regalado, Abhinay Ramaprasad, Nadira Samad, Aleš Tomčala, Jon Wilkes, Daniel E Neafsey, Christian Doerig, Chris Bowler, Patrick J Keeling, David S Roos, Joel B Dacks, Thomas J Templeton, Ross F Waller, Julius Lukeš, Miroslav Oborník, Arnab Pain
10.7554/eLife.06974
A transgenic small hairpin RNA can provide a viable tool for enhancing resistance to viral infection in livestock and improve animal well-being.
Shengwei Hu, Jun Qiao, Qiang Fu, Chuangfu Chen, Wei Ni, Sai Wujiafu, Shiwei Ma, Hui Zhang, Jingliang Sheng, Pengyan Wang, Dawei Wang, Jiong Huang, Lijuan Cao, Hongsheng Ouyang
10.7554/eLife.06951
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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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