What's Hot in the Microbial Sciences
With a nod to ASM Microbe 2023, which was held in June in Houston, Texas, this issue of "What's Hot" explores research conducted by speakers and conveners of some of the ASM Microbe sessions. Visit the ASM Microbe page and search the scientific program to access more information about the sessions.
The world’s oceans are threatened by human activities. Researchers discuss ways to leverage synthetic biology to address plastics pollution.
Multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria are a grave threat to human health. Could teixobactin, a novel antibiotic that selectively targets the bacterial cell envelope, hold potential as a human antibiotic agent?
Not surprisingly, MDR pathogens are also emerging as a major threat in common infections like urinary tract infections (UTI). New developments in phage therapy are showing promise to combat AMR UTIs.
The microbiota within seeds of agriculturally important plants exhibit roles in ending seed dormancy, improving seed germination and helping ward off plant pathogens. Characterizing seed microbiota may, therefore, permit improvements in plant phenotypes that could have important agricultural ramifications.
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.
Leah Potter, M.S.
Colleen Kraft, M.D., M.Sc.
Emory Medical Laboratories
Virginia L. Miller, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Timothy J. Donohue, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin
Marylynn Yates, Ph.D.
University of California
Stefano Bertuzzi, Ph.D.
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