PLOS Pathogens Pearls

625 Added | 7 Magazines | 615 Followers | @PLOSPearls | Please note that the Flipboard collection will no longer be updated starting January 2017. For the updated PLOS Pathogens Pearls collection, please see the PLOS collection at http://collections.plos.org/s/pearls.  PLOS Pathogens presents an Open Access compendium of "lessons-that-last." This living collection of short, educational, and highly useful articles addresses topics of relevance and importance within the wide-ranging field of pathogens research, with insights for trainees and scientists at all career stages. The collection is also found here: http://collections.plos.org/s/pearls

Vibrio vulnificus: From Oyster Colonist to Human Pathogen

by Kelsey E. Phillips, Karla J. F. Satchell

Public Health

Convergence of Staphylococcus aureus Persister and Biofilm Research: Can Biofilms Be Defined as Communities of Adherent Persister Cells?

by Elaine M. Waters, Sarah E. Rowe, James P. O'Gara, Brian P. Conlon

Microbiology

The Impact of the Gut Microbiota on Humoral Immunity to Pathogens and Vaccination in Early Infancy

by Quang N. Nguyen, Jonathon E. Himes, David R. Martinez, Sallie R. Permar

Microbiome

Aspartyl Proteinases of Eukaryotic Microbial Pathogens: From Eating to Heating

by Antonio Cassone, Anna Vecchiarelli, Bernhard Hube

Microbiology

Molecular Parasitic Plant–Host Interactions

by Simon B. Saucet, Ken Shirasu

Biology

Exploitation of the Host Cell Membrane Fusion Machinery by Leishmania Is Part of the Infection Process

by Christine Matte, Albert Descoteaux

Biology

Protein ADP-Ribosylation Takes Control in Plant–Bacterium Interactions

by Baomin Feng, Chenglong Liu, Libo Shan, Ping He

Biology

Evolutionary Paradigms from Ancient and Ongoing Conflicts between the Lentiviral Vif Protein and Mammalian APOBEC3 Enzymes

by Reuben S. Harris, Brett D. Anderson

Biology

Fungal KATs/KDACs: A New Highway to Better Antifungal Drugs?

by Karl Kuchler, Sabrina Jenull, Raju Shivarathri, Neeraj Chauhan

Medical Research

Postharvest Disease of Banana Caused by Fusarium musae: A Public Health Concern?

by David Triest, Marijke Hendrickx

Fungi

Chromatin Biology Impacts Adaptive Evolution of Filamentous Plant Pathogens

by Michael F. Seidl, David E. Cook, Bart P. H. J. Thomma

Biology

Building Viral Replication Organelles: Close Encounters of the Membrane Types

by Peter D. Nagy, Jeroen R. P. M. Strating, Frank J. M. van Kuppeveld

Biology

A Sixth Modality of Infectious Disease: Contagious Cancer from Devils to Clams and Beyond

by Michael J. Metzger, Stephen P. Goff

Biology

The Missing Link between Candida albicans Hyphal Morphogenesis and Host Cell Damage

by Duncan Wilson, Julian R. Naglik, Bernhard Hube

Neuroscience

Carrion’s Disease: More Than a Sand Fly–Vectored Illness

by Maria J. Pons, Cláudia Gomes, Juana del Valle-Mendoza, Joaquim Ruiz

Viruses

Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: An Enemy amidst Us

by Eric F. Kong, Jennifer K. Johnson, Mary Ann Jabra-Rizk

Microbiology

Fungal Super Glue: The Biofilm Matrix and Its Composition, Assembly, and Functions

by Kaitlin F. Mitchell, Robert Zarnowski, David R. Andes

Microbiology

Heptose Sounds the Alarm: Innate Sensing of a Bacterial Sugar Stimulates Immunity

by Ryan G. Gaudet, Scott D. Gray-Owen

Neuroscience

Surveillance Immunity: An Emerging Paradigm of Innate Defense Activation in Caenorhabditis elegans

by Read Pukkila-Worley

Biology

Compromised Defenses: Exploitation of Epithelial Responses During Viral-Bacterial Co-Infection of the Respiratory Tract

by Jeffrey A. Melvin, Jennifer M. Bomberger

Microbiology

Rampant Cheating by Pathogens?

by Ethan A. Rundell, Saria A. McKeithen-Mead, Barbara I. Kazmierczak

Microbiology

Harnessing the Microbiome to Prevent Fungal Infections: Lessons from Amphibians

by Jenifer B. Walke, Lisa K. Belden

Microbiome

Viral Manipulation of Host Inhibitory Receptor Signaling for Immune Evasion

by Eugenia Z. Ong, Kuan Rong Chan, Eng Eong Ooi

Neuroscience

Masters of Disguise: Antigenic Variation and the VSG Coat in Trypanosoma brucei

by Monica R. Mugnier, C. Erec Stebbins, F. Nina Papavasiliou

Biology

Standing on the Shoulders of Giant Viruses: Five Lessons Learned about Large Viruses Infecting Small Eukaryotes and the Opportunities They Create

by Steven W. Wilhelm, Samantha R. Coy, Eric R. Gann, Mohammad Moniruzzaman, Joshua M. A. Stough

Biology

Giant Chloroviruses: Five Easy Questions

by James L. Van Etten, David D. Dunigan

Biology

The Buzz about Honey Bee Viruses

by Laura M. Brutscher, Alexander J. McMenamin, Michelle L. Flenniken

Nudix Effectors: A Common Weapon in the Arsenal of Plant Pathogens

by Suomeng Dong, Yuanchao Wang

Biology

Expanding Host Range and Cross-Species Infection of Hepatitis E Virus

by Xiang-Jin Meng

Public Health

Conquering Neutrophils

by Simon Döhrmann, Jason N. Cole, Victor Nizet

Neuroscience