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Physiology and Evolution of Methylamine Metabolism across Methylobacterium extorquens strains
The interplay between physiology and evolution in microorganisms is extremely relevant from the stand-point of human health, the environment, and biotechnology; yet microbial physiology and microbial evolution largely ...
Characterization of host and bacterial factors critical for Shigella flexneri pathogenesis
Shigella species are Gram-negative bacterial pathogens acquired by fecal-oral spread. A common cause of bacillary dysentery worldwide, particularly in developing countries, Shigella invade colonic mucosal cells and employ ...
Linking bacterial symbiont physiology to the ecology of hydrothermal vent symbioses
Symbioses between prokaryotes and eukaryotes are ubiquitous in our biosphere, nevertheless, the effects of such associations on the partners' ecology and evolution are poorly understood. At hydrothermal vents, dominant ...
Genomic insights into bacterial adaptation during infection
Bacteria evolve during the colonization of human hosts, yet little is known about the selective pressures and evolutionary forces that shape this evolution. Illumination of these processes may inspire new therapeutic ...
The anaerobic oxidation of short-chain alkanes in hydrothermal vents
Microorganisms are central to the cycling of methane on Earth. The anaerobic oxidation of methane (AOM) is a globally important process in anoxic marine sediments, which is often coupled to the reduction of sulfate by ...