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Lung microbiota and COVID-19 severity, global spread of Mycobacterium abscessus, failure to detect Plasmodium falciparum in Ethiopia,  strain detection post-FMT and more.


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    • Cell entry mechanisms of the non-enveloped viruses bluetongue and rhesus rotavirus are delineated using structural and molecular biology.

      • Yves Gaudin
      News & Views
    • Systematic single-cell analyses of human cytomegalovirus infection reveal that host factors modulate the progression of infection, but the course of viral infection itself is determined by virus genes.

      • Laurent Perez
      News & Views
    • Infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria are increasingly prevalent and difficult to treat. A new study identifies the unique vulnerabilities of a class of antibiotic-resistant mutants at the genomic scale, giving new insights into drugs that can be used in combination with antibiotics to suppress resistance.

      • Anupama Khare
      News & Views
    • Roles for dimethylsulfoniopropionate-based infochemical signalling in ocean microbiome ecosystems are reported in a pair of Nature Microbiology papers.

      • Virginia P. Edgcomb
      News & Views
    • Breastmilk contains human milk oligosaccharides that promote the growth of Bifidobacterium species in the infant gut. These beneficial bacteria can produce aromatic lactic acids that may impact immune function in early life.

      • Christopher J. Stewart
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