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Nature Reviews Microbiology turns 15!

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Latest Reviews

  • Review Article |

    In this Review, Rokas, Wisecaver and Lind discuss the diversity in the structure and content of fungal metabolic gene clusters, their population-level and species-level variation, the evolutionary mechanisms that underlie their formation, maintenance and decay, and their ecological and evolutionary impact on fungal populations.

    • Antonis Rokas
    • , Jennifer H. Wisecaver
    •  & Abigail L. Lind
  • Analysis |

    Candidate phyla radiation (CPR) bacteria and DPANN archaea are massive radiations of organisms recently identified. In this Analysis, Castelle et al. explore the metabolic potential of CPR and DPANN radiation, focusing in particular on metabolic gaps and unexpected biological features that are unusual outside of these groups.

    • Cindy J. Castelle
    • , Christopher T. Brown
    • , Karthik Anantharaman
    • , Alexander J. Probst
    • , Raven H. Huang
    •  & Jillian F. Banfield
  • Progress |

    In this Progress article, McGinn and Marraffini review recent studies that have advanced our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of spacer integration, protospacer capture and primed spacer acquisition, and discuss the future of the field.

    • Jon McGinn
    •  & Luciano A. Marraffini
  • Review Article |

    Viral infection is a major contributor to the global cancer burden. In this Review, Krump and You explore the molecular mechanisms of viral oncogenesis in humans. They highlight how viral manipulation of host cellular signalling, DNA damage responses, immunity and microRNA targets promotes the initiation and development of cancer.

    • Nathan A. Krump
    •  & Jianxin You
  • Review Article |

    In this Review, Gilbert and Stephens outline the history of the field of microbiology of the built environment and discuss insights into microbial ecology, adaptation and evolution. They consider the implications of this research, specifically, how it is changing the types of materials we use in buildings and how our built environments affect human health.

    • Jack A. Gilbert
    •  & Brent Stephens
  • Review Article |

    Many phages use tails to attach to and penetrate the cell envelope of their bacterial hosts. In this Review, Brouns and colleagues explore recent structural and mechanistic insights into the interaction of phage tails with receptors on the bacterial surface.

    • Franklin L. Nobrega
    • , Marnix Vlot
    • , Patrick A. de Jonge
    • , Lisa L. Dreesens
    • , Hubertus J. E. Beaumont
    • , Rob Lavigne
    • , Bas E. Dutilh
    •  & Stan J. J. Brouns

News & Comment

  • Editorial |

    Nature Reviews Microbiology celebrates its 15th anniversary and with it the microbiology community, many of whom have contributed directly and indirectly to the journal.

  • Under the Lens |

    This month’s Under the Lens discusses the utility of live-cell fluorescence labelling to record the dynamics of bacterial surface appendages.

    • Valentine Lagage
    •  & Stephan Uphoff*
  • Research Highlight |

    This study used a large cohort of HIV-1 transmission pairs to determine the contribution of viral genetics on the development of neutralizing antibodies.

    • Ursula Hofer
  • Research Highlight |

    Two recent studies provide new insights into the architecture, molecular mechanisms and function of the Plasmodium translocon of exported proteins (PTEX) complex and the core PTEX protein EXP2.

    • Ashley York


Microbial biogeochemistry

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Microbial biogeochemistry

In this Focus issue on biogeochemistry, Nature Reviews Microbiology highlights the metabolic versatility in microbial communities and the significance of microbial contributions to the flow of elements in Earth’s biogeochemical cycles.

Ashley York

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