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The Eye of the Finch

By | August 1, 2013

Beaks did it for Darwin. Now, monitoring real-time evolution of bacteria that infects finch eyes reveals repeated, rapid evolution of an emerging avian pathogen in backyards throughout the U.S.

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Decoding Bacterial Methylomes

By | May 15, 2013

A new technique could soon spur unprecedented insight into the role of bacterial epigenetics in the evolution of pathogen virulence.

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Vegetables’ Microbial Tenants

By | April 4, 2013

Researchers map the microbiota of supermarket produce

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Dude, Where’s My SARS?

By | January 21, 2013

The release of infectious agents from the lab is not uncommon, but lab-acquired infections are rare.

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Fighting Microbes with Microbes

By | January 1, 2013

Doctors turn to good microbes to fight disease. Will the same strategy work with crops?

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Real-time Outbreak Sequencing

By | December 19, 2012

Sequencing the whole genomes of bacterial pathogens as they spread among hospital patients and health care workers could transform the control of infectious disease.

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American Chestnut to Rise Again

By | October 5, 2012

The American chestnut tree, almost wiped out by a fungus from Asia, could soon be resurrected in blight-resistant form.

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Bacterial Exploitation

By | July 5, 2012

Field studies reveal non-virulent bacteria take advantage of their virulent counterparts to get a free pass into their host.

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Memory Tools for Plants

By | June 4, 2012

How plants pass defenses to offspring through a complex molecular network

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Seeds Inherit Memories of Enemies

By | May 31, 2012

Infested plants pass on a defense memory of pests and pathogens to help the next generation withstand invasions.

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