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@PLOSPearls | 468 Articles | 7 Magazines | 543 Followers | 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 tailored to graduate students and post-docs.

Exploring Host–Pathogen Interactions through Biological Control

1. Moscardi F. Assessment of the application of baculoviruses for control of Lepidoptera. Annu Rev Entomol. 1999;44: 257–289. pmid:15012374

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Life Sciences

Host Delivery of Favorite Meals for Intracellular Pathogens

1. Rohmer L, Hocquet D, Miller SI. Are pathogenic bacteria just looking for food? Metabolism and microbial pathogenesis. Trends Microbiol. …


Waterborne Viruses: A Barrier to Safe Drinking Water

by Aimee M. Gall, Benito J. Mariñas, Yi Lu, Joanna L. Shisler

Drinking Water

Is Development of a Vaccine against Cryptococcus neoformans Feasible?

by Chrissy M. Leopold Wager, Floyd L. Wormley


Successes and Challenges on the Road to Cure Hepatitis C

by Stacy M. Horner, Susanna Naggie


Analysis of Bottlenecks in Experimental Models of Infection

by Sören Abel, Pia Abel zur Wiesch, Brigid M. Davis, Matthew K. Waldor


Archaea in and on the Human Body: Health Implications and Future Directions

by Mor N. Lurie-Weinberger, Uri Gophna

Life Sciences

Battling Phages: How Bacteria Defend against Viral Attack

by Kimberley D. Seed


Expected and Unexpected Features of the Newly Discovered Bat Influenza A-like Viruses

by Wenjun Ma, Adolfo García-Sastre, Martin Schwemmle


Adenovirus Tales: From the Cell Surface to the Nuclear Pore Complex

by Eric J. Kremer, Glen R. Nemerow


A 21st Century Perspective of Poliovirus Replication

by Nicolas Lévêque, Bert L. Semler


The Role of Horizontal Gene Transfer in the Evolution of the Oomycetes

1. Jain R, Rivera MC, Moore JE, Lake JA (2003) Horizontal gene transfer accelerates genome innovation and evolution. Mol Biol Evol 20: 1598–1602. …


Advances and Challenges in Computational Prediction of Effectors from Plant Pathogenic Fungi

by Jana Sperschneider, Peter N. Dodds, Donald M. Gardiner, John M. Manners, Karam B. Singh, Jennifer M. Taylor


Parasites and Their Heterophagic Appetite for Disease

by Vern B. Carruthers


Investigating Fungal Outbreaks in the 21st Century

1. Smith RM, Schaefer MK, Kainer MA, Wise M, Finks J, et al. (2013) Fungal infections associated with contaminated methylprednisolone injections. N …


Systems Biology for Biologists

Citation: Hillmer RA (2015) Systems Biology for Biologists. PLoS Pathog 11(5): e1004786. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1004786

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Life Sciences

Dust Devil: The Life and Times of the Fungus That Causes Valley Fever

1. Sharpton TJ, Stajich JE, Rounsley SD, Gardner MJ, Wortman JR, Jordar VS, et al. (2009) Comparative genomic analyses of the human fungal pathogens …


The Elusive Role of the Prion Protein and the Mechanism of Toxicity in Prion Disease

1. Malaga-Trillo E, Solis GP, Schrock Y, Geiss C, Luncz L, et al. (2009) Regulation of embryonic cell adhesion by the prion protein. PLoS Biol 7: …


Remembering Mumps

1. Dayan GH, Quinlisk MP, Parker AA, Barskey AE, Harris ML, Schwartz JM, et al. Recent resurgence of mumps in the United States. N Engl J Med. …


Ebola Virus Entry: A Curious and Complex Series of Events

1. Gire SK, Goba A, Andersen KG, Sealfon RS, Park DJ, Kanneh L, et al. (2014) Genomic surveillance elucidates Ebola virus origin and transmission …


The Ebola Epidemic Crystallizes the Potential of Passive Antibody Therapy for Infectious Diseases

1. Casadevall A, Scharff MD (1995) Return to the past: the case for antibody-based therapies in infectious diseases. Clin Infect Dis 21: 150–161. …

Infectious Diseases

Pathogens as Biological Weapons of Invasive Species

by Andreas Vilcinskas

Invasive Species

Antimicrobial-Induced DNA Damage and Genomic Instability in Microbial Pathogens

by Rebecca S. Shapiro


Catch Me If You Can: The Link between Autophagy and Viruses

by Nicholas J. Lennemann, Carolyn B. Coyne


To Be or Not IIb: A Multi-Step Process for Epstein-Barr Virus Latency Establishment and Consequences for B Cell Tumorigenesis

1. Epstein M, Achong B, Barr Y (1964) Virus particles in cultured lymphoblasts from Burkitt's lymphoma. Lancet 28: 702–703. doi: …

The Great Escape: Pathogen Versus Host

1. Akira S, Uematsu S, Takeuchi O (2006) Pathogen recognition and innate immunity. Cell Microbiol 124: 783–801. pmid:16497588 doi: …

Coping with Stress and the Emergence of Multidrug Resistance in Fungi

1. Brown GD, Denning DW, Gow NA, Levitz SM, Netea MG, et al. (2012) Hidden killers: human fungal infections. Sci Transl Med 4: 165rv113. doi: …

An Iron-Mimicking, Trojan Horse-Entering Fungi—Has the Time Come for Molecular Imaging of Fungal Infections?

1. Hayes GE, Denning DW (2013) Frequency, diagnosis and management of fungal respiratory infections. Curr Opin Pulm Med 19: 259–265. doi: …

A Case for Two-Component Signaling Systems As Antifungal Drug Targets

1. Pappas PG (2013) Lessons learned in the multistate fungal infection outbreak in the United States. Curr Opin Infect Dis 26: 545–550. doi: …

Bacterial Immune Evasion through Manipulation of Host Inhibitory Immune Signaling

by Kristof Van Avondt, Nina M. van Sorge, Linde Meyaard