PLOS Pathogens Pearls

7 Magazines | 532 Articles | 566 Followers | @PLOSPearls | 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

Impact of Bacterial and Human Genetic Variation on Staphylococcus aureus Infections

by Julia A. Messina, Joshua T. Thaden, Batu K. Sharma-Kuinkel, Vance G. Fowler

Humanity

Thank You, Edward. Merci, Louis.

by Daniel DiMaio

Smallpox

SOD Enzymes and Microbial Pathogens: Surviving the Oxidative Storm of Infection

1. Fenlon LA, Slauch JM. Phagocyte roulette in Salmonella killing. Cell Host Microbe. 2014;15(1):7–8. Epub 2014/01/21. doi: …

E. Coli

Phages Fight Back: Inactivation of the CRISPR-Cas Bacterial Immune System by Anti-CRISPR Proteins

by Karen L. Maxwell

Genetics

The Development of Genetic Modification Techniques in Intracellular Parasites and Potential Applications to Microsporidia

1. Vavra J, Lukes J. Microsporidia and 'the art of living together'. Advances in parasitology. 2013;82:253–319. Epub 2013/04/04. doi: …

Genetics

Cystic Fibrosis Lung Infections: Polymicrobial, Complex, and Hard to Treat

by Laura M. Filkins, George A. O’Toole

Cystic Fibrosis

Peptidoglycan Perception in Plants

1. Ausubel FM (2005) Are innate immune signaling pathways in plants and animals conserved? Nat Immunol 6: 973–979. pmid:16177805 doi: …

Botany

"With a Little Help from My Friends"—Social Motility in Trypanosoma brucei

1. Shapiro JA. 1998. Thinking about bacterial populations as multicellular organisms. Annu Rev Microbiol 52:81–104. pmid:9891794 doi: …

Life Sciences

Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans: The North American Response and a Call for Action

by Matthew J. Gray, James P. Lewis, Priya Nanjappa, Blake Klocke, Frank Pasmans, An Martel, Craig Stephen, Gabriela Parra Olea, Scott A. Smith, …

Biology

Silent Prions and Covert Prion Transmission

by Candace K. Mathiason

Medicine

Traveling into Outer Space: Unanswered Questions about Fungal Extracellular Vesicles

by Marcio L. Rodrigues, Rodrigo M. C. Godinho, Daniel Zamith-Miranda, Leonardo Nimrichter

Space

The Divergent Intracellular Lifestyle of Francisella tularensis in Evolutionarily Distinct Host Cells

by Mateja Ozanic, Valentina Marecic, Yousef Abu Kwaik, Marina Santic

Biology

Worse Comes to Worst: Bananas and Panama Disease—When Plant and Pathogen Clones Meet

by Nadia Ordonez, Michael F. Seidl, Cees Waalwijk, André Drenth, Andrzej Kilian, Bart P. H. J. Thomma, Randy C. Ploetz, Gert H. J. Kema

Leptospira and Bats: Story of an Emerging Friendship

by Muriel Dietrich, Kristin Mühldorfer, Pablo Tortosa, Wanda Markotter

Amazon Rainforest

Parasite Glycobiology: A Bittersweet Symphony

1. Hotez PJ, Alvarado M, Basáñez M-G, Bolliger I, Bourne R, Boussinesq M, et al. The global burden of disease study 2010: interpretation and …

50 Years of Emmonsia Disease in Humans: The Dramatic Emergence of a Cluster of Novel Fungal Pathogens

by Ilan S. Schwartz, Chris Kenyon, Peiying Feng, Nelesh P. Govender, Karolina Dukik, Lynne Sigler, Yanping Jiang, J. Benjamin Stielow, José F. Muñoz, …

South Africa

Five Questions about Mycoviruses

by Moonil Son, Jisuk Yu, Kook-Hyung Kim

Taxonomy

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A Gut Odyssey: The Impact of the Microbiota on Clostridium difficile Spore Formation and Germination

by Aimee Shen

Clostridium Difficile

Papillomavirus E6 Oncoproteins Take Common Structural Approaches to Solve Different Biological Problems

by Scott Vande Pol

Protein

Time for Chocolate: Current Understanding and New Perspectives on Cacao Witches’ Broom Disease Research

by Paulo José Pereira Lima Teixeira, Daniela Paula de Toledo Thomazella, Gonçalo Amarante Guimarães Pereira

Genetics

Dimensions of Horizontal Gene Transfer in Eukaryotic Microbial Pathogens

by Emile Gluck-Thaler, Jason C. Slot

Biology

Chronobiomics: The Biological Clock as a New Principle in Host–Microbial Interactions

by Christoph A. Thaiss, Maayan Levy, Eran Elinav

Life Sciences

Interferon-γ: The Jekyll and Hyde of Malaria

by Thayer King, Tracey Lamb

Malaria