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  • This study shows that archaea produce catalytically active ultraminimal as well as hybrid [FeFe] hydrogenases.

    • Andrea Du Toit
    Research Highlight
  • This Review explores recent insights into the evolutionary history, the environmental adaptation and the colonization and dissemination mechanisms of Enterococcus faecium, and highlight potential novel preventative and therapeutic approaches to its infections.

    • Yahan Wei
    • Dennise Palacios Araya
    • Kelli L. Palmer
    Review Article
  • In this study, Niggs et al. show that Drosophila A virus infection modulates epithelial turnover in the intestine of Drosophila melanogaster, promoting premature intestinal dysplasia and reducing fly lifespan.

    • Agustina Taglialegna
    Research Highlight
  • This study reports that plectasin uses a supramolecular antimicrobial mode of action, whereby the oligomerized peptide sequesters lipid II.

    • Andrea Du Toit
    Research Highlight
  • In this Review, Lyons, Tino and colleagues explore the evolution of microbial life on Earth and examine the diversity of early microbial metabolic pathways, their associations with biogeochemical cycles and how they shaped and responded to changing surface environments over billions of years.

    • Timothy W. Lyons
    • Christopher J. Tino
    • Eva E. Stüeken
    Review Article
  • In this Review, Özçam and Lynch examine recent findings reporting the interaction between the gut and the airway microbiomes and explore the role of gut–airway crosstalk in human health and respiratory diseases.

    • Mustafa Özçam
    • Susan V. Lynch
    Review Article
  • This study reports the mechanism of plasmid clearance by the DNA defence module DdmDE of the Vibrio cholerae seventh pandemic strain.

    • Andrea Du Toit
    Research Highlight
  • This study by Chen et al. reveals that a high-fat diet leads to a predominance of Desulfovibrio species in the gut, correlating with a poor prognosis of breast cancer.

    • Agustina Taglialegna
    Research Highlight
  • In this Journal Club, Carrie Shaffer discusses a study revealing that infection with CagA-positive Helicobacter pylori strains is associated with an increased risk of developing stomach adenocarcinoma.

    • Carrie L. Shaffer
    Journal Club
  • This study shows how two umbravirus-like viruses induce systemic infection in the plant host in the absence of virus-encoded movement proteins.

    • Andrea Du Toit
    Research Highlight
  • In this study, Zhang et al. report that a bacterial symbiont residing in the gut of Aedes albopictus mosquitoes protects them from flavivirus infection.

    • Agustina Taglialegna
    Research Highlight
  • In this Review, Sugrue, Ross and Hill explore recent developments in bacteriocin research, including new discoveries and bioengineering approaches for improved activity, and discuss their application in microbiome modulation and clinical potential.

    • Ivan Sugrue
    • R. Paul Ross
    • Colin Hill
    Review Article
  • In this study, Carrasco Flores et al. report that the bacterium Mycetocola lacteus protects the microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii from the antagonistic activity of Pseudomonas protegens.

    • Agustina Taglialegna
    Research Highlight
  • A recent study reports the existence of a nitrogen-fixing organelle called the ‘nitroplast’.

    • Ashley York
    Research Highlight
  • In this Journal Club, Ricardo Soto-Rifo discusses a study on intron-containing HIV-1 RNA, revealing its role as a pathogen-associated molecular pattern in myeloid cells, which has implications for immune activation, inflammation and clinical outcomes.

    • Ricardo Soto-Rifo
    Journal Club