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, Ph.D.

Julie Wolf, Ph.D.
Dr. Julie Wolf is in science communications at Indie Bio, and is a former ASM employee.