Microbial Minutes: Viral Multicellular Lifestyles and Colluding Bacteriophage Edition

March 19, 2019

What's hot in the microbial sciences? ASM summarizes microbiology news and reports in Microbial Minutes, a weekly news roundup. Watch the YouTube session for summaries and major findings, and read the reports and news coverage for yourself below. What should we highlight next time? Leave a suggestion in our comments section!


Sicard A. et al. A Multicellular Way of Life for a Multipartite Virus. eLife. March 12 2019.

Gentile G.M. et al. More Evidence of Collusion: a New Prophage-Mediated Viral Defense System Encoded by Mycobacteriophage Sbash. mBio. March 19 2019.

Montgomery M.T. et al. Yet More Evidence of Collusion: a New Viral Defense System Encoded by Gordonia Phage CarolAnn. mBio. March 19 2019.

Author: Julie Wolf

Julie Wolf
Dr. Julie Wolf is a Science Communications Specialist for ASM and host of the Meet the Microbiologist podcast. She also runs workshops at ASM conferences to help scientists improve their own communication skills. Follow Julie on Twitter for more ASM and microbiology highlights at @JulieMarieWolf.