Selected Papers in Microbiology

Patrick Linder's choice


Description of interesting papers:


  • A selection for SOS response deficient mutants.
  • Absence of replication origins stimulates growth in some archaea.

    Original Title: Accelerated growth in the absence of DNA replication origins. Hawkins M, et al., Nature 503:544-­‐7, 2013


  • Frameshifting in a leader ORF (uORF) induces antibiotic resistance virulence.
  • Temperature triggers immune evasion by Neisseria meningitidis.
  • PAAR repeat proteins sharpen and diversify the type VI secretion system spike.
  • Wolbachia uses a host microRNA to regulate transcripts of a cytosine methyl-transferase, contributing to dengue virus inhibition in Aedes aegypti.
  • A CRISPR/Cas system mediates bacterial innate immune evasion and virulence.