What's Hot in the Microbial Sciences

What's Hot in the Microbial Sciences

In this issue, "What's Hot" takes a look at  ...

How Does Pseudomonas aeruginosa Deal With Competitors?

New research reveals that airborne hydrogen cyanide (HCN) produced by the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa inhibits Staphylococcus aureus growth in biofilm and in vivo lung environments.

Can Mosquitos 'Smell' Dengue and Zika Viruses?

Mosquitoes appear to be more attracted to hosts infected with dengue and Zika viruses, and studies indicate that a volatile organic compound produced by the host's commensal skin microbiota are driving the attraction.

Why Don't Bats Get Sick From Diseases That Are Deadly to Humans?

Diversification of a ubiquitous mammalian antiviral protein may contribute to the unique ability of bats to withstand viruses that cause significant disease in humans.

Can Fermented Food Flavor Be Reproduced Without Geographical Limitations?

Analysis of microbes associated with Chinese liquor (baijiu) samples collected at different locations across China highlight the importance of fungus-bacterium cooperative metabolism in geography-dependent flavor profiles.

Can Microbes Make Rocket Fuel?

Scientists use bacteria to synthesize a molecule that has a higher energy density than any petroleum product on the planet and is being considered as viable replacements for petroleum-based fuel sources in energy-demanding applications.

Explore the latest groundbreaking research in the microbial sciences, stay up-to-date with what's happening at ASM and read cutting-edge scientific articles in Microcosm, ASM's flagship, members-only magazine.

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