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CRISPR-Cas Immunity against Phages: Its Effects on the Evolution and Survival of Bacterial Pathogens

1. Bikard D, Marraffini LA (2012) Innate and adaptive immunity in bacteria: mechanisms of programmed genetic variation to fight bacteriophages. Curr …

Biology

Stress Relief during Host Infection: The Phage Shock Protein Response Supports Bacterial Virulence in Various Ways

1. Darwin AJ (2005) The phage-shock-protein response. Mol Microbiol 57: 621–628.<p>2. Joly N, Engl C, Jovanovic G, Huvet M, Toni T, et al. (2010) …

Microbiology

Experimental Evolution of Pathogenesis: “Patient” Research

1. Lenski RE, Travisano M (1994) Dynamics of adaptation and diversification: a 10,000-generation experiment with bacterial populations. Proc Natl …

Biology

Proteins Secreted via the Type II Secretion System: Smart Strategies of Vibrio cholerae to Maintain Fitness in Different Ecological Niches

1. Korotkov KV, Sandkvist M, Hol WG (2012) The type II secretion system: Biogenesis, molecular architecture and mechanism. Nat Rev Microbiol 10: …

Biology

DNA Damage Repair and Bacterial Pathogens

1. Butala M, Zgur-Bertok D, Busby SJ (2009) The bacterial LexA transcriptional repressor. Cell Mol Life Sci 66: 82–93.<p>2. Aertsen A, Michiels C (2005) …

Microbiology

Bacterial Cell Surface Heterogeneity: A Pathogen's Disguise

1. Ploux L, Ponche A, Anselme K (2010) Bacteria/material interfaces: role of the material and cell wall properties. J Adh Sci Technol 24: …

Microscopy

How Do Bacteria Know They Are on a Surface and Regulate Their Response to an Adhering State?

1. Fletcher M (1994) Bacterial biofilms and biofouling. Curr Opin Biotechnol 5: 302–306.<p>2. Hall-Stoodley L, Costerton JW, Stoodley P (2004) Bacterial …

Microbiology

Microbial Spy Games and Host Response: Roles of a Pseudomonas aeruginosa Small Molecule in Communication with Other Species

<b>Citation:</b> Jarosz LM, Ovchinnikova ES, Meijler MM, Krom BP (2011) Microbial Spy Games and Host Response: Roles of a <i>Pseudomonas aeruginosa</i> Small …

Microbiology

Sleeping with the Enemy: How Intracellular Pathogens Cope with a Macrophage Lifestyle

1. Nandan D, Yi T, Lopez M, Lai C, Reiner NE (2002) <i>Leishmania</i> EF-1alpha activates the Src homology 2 domain containing tyrosine phosphatase SHP-1 …

Tuberculosis

Alternative Roles for CRISPR/Cas Systems in Bacterial Pathogenesis

1. Makarova KS, Haft DH, Barrangou R, Brouns SJ, Charpentier E, et al. (2011) Evolution and classification of the CRISPR-Cas systems. Nat Rev …

CRISPR

PLOS Pearls: Bacteria