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  • This month's Genome Watch highlights recent examples of the major contributions that genomics has made to new biological discoveries in malaria parasites.

    • Bernardo J. Foth
    • Thomas D. Otto
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  • This month's Genome Watch explores the interactions of bee bacterial symbionts with each other and with their apian hosts.

    • Gemma Langridge
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  • This month's Genome Watch highlights the use of deep sequencing metagenomics to identify bacteriophages that carry sulphur-oxidizing genes in deep-sea hydrothermal vent plumes.

    • Rachael Wash
    • Carmen Diaz Soria
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  • This month's Genome Watch discusses how whole-genome sequencing of bacterial pathogens complements existing techniques for analysing food-borne outbreaks.

    • Susannah J. Salter
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  • This month's Genome Watch describes the discovery of a segmented RNA virus that provides an evolutionary link between segmented and unsegmented genomes.

    • Hayley M. Bennett
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  • This month's Genome Watch highlights the application of bacterial whole-genome sequencing in public health microbiology and epidemiological profiling.

    • Kate S. Baker
    • Matthew J. Ellington
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  • Sequencing of whole rabies virus genomes is revealing novel genetic variants that influence virulence and transmission.

    • Eva Archer
    • Charlotte J. Houldcroft
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  • This month's Genome Watch highlights a recent study that used high-throughput sequencing to identify the mRNAs that are actively translated during the life cycle of a protozoan parasite.

    • Lia Chappell
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  • This month's Genome Watch explores the diverse microbial community involved in the bioremediation of oil spills.

    • Tu Anh Pham N.
    • Blessing O. Anonye
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  • This month's Genome Watch highlights recent studies that used metagenomics and single-cell genomics to gain insights into previously uncultivated and poorly characterized microbial lineages.

    • Alan Walker
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  • This month's Genome Watch highlights recent studies that have characterized the reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes in the human gut microbiota.

    • Claire Chewapreecha
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  • This month's Genome Watch investigates the role of hypermutation in chronic bacterial infection and its implications for phylogenomic analyses.

    • Alison E. Mather
    • Simon R. Harris
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  • This month's Genome Watch traces the evolutionary history of powdery mildew and highlights the 'arms race' of this fungal pathogen with its wheat and barley hosts.

    • Thomas D. Otto
    • Adam J. Reid
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  • This month's Genome Watch looks back over the past 10 years and highlights how the incredible advances in sequencing technologies have transformed research into microbial genomes.

    • Julian Parkhill
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  • This month's Genome Watch highlights how the study of ancient DNA can increase our understanding of the evolution of pathogens.

    • Janina Dordel
    • Sandra Reuter
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  • This month's Genome Watch highlights how deep sequencing was used to generate the first full genomes of herpesviruses associated with a fatal disease in elephants.

    • Astrid Gall
    • Anne Palser
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  • This month's Genome Watch highlights recent studies demonstrating that genomic analyses of pathogens in clinical samples are not limited to culture-friendly bacteria.

    • Josephine M. Bryant
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  • This month's Genome Watch highlights a recent article that used single-cell genomics to characterize uncultivated archaea present in marine sediments.

    • Alan Walker
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  • This month's Genome Watch describes how horizontal gene transfer from bacteria and archaea has allowed an alga to live in extreme environments.

    • Hayley M. Bennett
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  • This month's Genome Watch explores recent applications of the CRISPR immune system for bacterial phylogenetic analysis and genome editing.

    • Amy K. Cain
    • Christine J. Boinett
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