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Volume 1 Issue 11, November 2016

Ebola on the inside

Deep sequencing of samples from patients infected with Ebola virus during the latest West Africa outbreak reveals intra-host single nucleotide variations, including events that modulate the expression of the gene encoding the viral nucleoprotein.

See Ni et al. 1, 16151 (2016)

Image: Di Liu                           Cover Design: Karen Moore


  • The declaration of the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance culminates an unprecedented period of efforts to change the politics of antimicrobials and global health. Now begins the onerous task of translating the new-found political will into real-world action.



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  • Structural determination of the secreted haem-binding protein from Candida albicans reveals a novel fold and haem coordination environment that facilitates the shuttling of the haem cofactor across the cell wall to the cell surface.

    • Caroline C. Philpott
    • Olga Protchenko
    News & Views
  • The number of ribosomal operons in bacterial genomes correlates with both growth rate and carbon use efficiency, likely via proteome allocation trade-offs, providing clues into how microbial communities are structured to make best use of available nutrients.

    • Martin F. Polz
    • Otto X. Cordero
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  • Technological breakthroughs in cryo-electron microscopy are allowing the capture of virus structures, leading to advances in the field of viral microbiology almost daily. An innovative structure–function study on Aichi virus reveals that novel entry mechanisms, yet undiscovered, may exist for non-enveloped viruses.

    • Susan Hafenstein
    News & Views
  • Sequence variability in microbial surface proteins can be extensive in order to promote immune escape, but the changes must not interfere with the function of the protein. Structural analysis of a streptococcal protein now clarifies how an extremely variable region retains its ability to specifically bind its human target.

    • Gunnar Lindahl
    • Jenny J. Persson
    News & Views
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  • Optical and force nanoscopy enable visualization of intracellular and extracellular microbial structures with unprecedented resolution. This Review discusses the principles, advantages and limitations of the main optical and force nanoscopy techniques available.

    • Jie Xiao
    • Yves F. Dufrêne
    Review Article
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