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  • This study reports that the Chlamydia trachomatis effector TepP modulates epithelial tight junctions to promote infection.

    • Andrea Du Toit
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  • This study characterized the role of periplasmic PgfA in mycobacterial growth and division.

    • Andrea Du Toit
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  • This study reports the identification of a highly divergent lineage of SARS-CoV-2 in white-tailed deer and provides evidence of deer-to-human transmission.

    • Andrea Du Toit
    In Brief
  • A new study identified two distinct lineages of monkeypox virus (MPXV) in the United States with evidence of genome editing by host apolipoprotein B editing complex (APOBEC3) cytosine deaminase, which might be accelerating MPXV evolution.

    • Michael Attwaters
    In Brief
  • A recent study used a zebrafish model to show that the microbiota promotes social behaviour by stimulating microglial pruning of brain circuits during early neurodevelopment.

    • Michael Attwaters
    In Brief
  • In this study, a multinational and multidisciplinary panel of experts provides actionable recommendations for policy makers to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Michael Attwaters
    In Brief
  • This study provides insights into how to determine how mimiviruses package and protect their genomes.

    • Andrea Du Toit
    In Brief
  • Two new studies report comprehensive analyses of the fungal communities associated with cancer.

    • Andrea Du Toit
    In Brief
  • This study found that the SARS-CoV-2 protein ORF8 disrupts host epigenetic regulation through histone mimicry.

    • Ashley York
    In Brief
  • A recent study investigated viral loads in clinical samples with the aim of understanding the distribution of monkeypox virus in the human body and how this distribution may be influencing viral transmission

    • Ashley York
    In Brief
  • Phage–antibiotic combination therapy was successful in treating extensively-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection following liver transplantation in a toddler.

    • Ashley York
    In Brief
  • This study reports viral transmission between two phytopathogenic species that have similar ecological niches on oilseed rape.

    • Andrea Du Toit
    In Brief
  • This study provides novel insights into the architecture of the cell division site and the dynamics of septal peptidoglycan biogenesis.

    • Andrea Du Toit
    In Brief
  • This study describes a novel parasitic interaction between bacteria and archaea.

    • Andrea Du Toit
    In Brief
  • A study in a nematode model of digestion finds that a gut commensal activates digestion by modulating host innate immunity.

    • Grant Otto
    In Brief
  • This study comprehensively assesses the fitness cost of mutations conferring resistance to an antifungal drug, revealing a steep resistance–function trade-off.

    • Grant Otto
    In Brief
  • A study in cell lines suggests that SARS-CoV-2 potentially spreads through tunnelling nanotubes.

    • Ursula Hofer
    In Brief