In a new paper in Molecular Ecology, Tue Kjærgaard Nielsen (University of Copenhagen) and colleagues review current approaches to detect nucleotide modifications, including hardware and software, and look onward to future applications, especially for studying unusual, rare, or complex genome modifications in bacteriophages.
Paweł Działak (AGH University of Science and Technology) and colleagues published a new paper in the journal Biogeosciences entitled Do bacterial viruses affect framboid-like mineral formation?
Bennett J. Davenport et al. published a new paper in npj Vaccines entitled Phage-like particle vaccines are highly immunogenic and protect against pathogenic coronavirus infection and disease.
In a new paper in International Journal of Food Microbiology, Amel Chaïb (University of Bordeaux) and colleagues review the current knowledge about bacteriophages of Oenococcus oeni and their possible impacts on the trajectory of the microbiota during winemaking.
In this Nature Microbiology paper, Christopher N. Vassallo
and colleagues used an experimental selection scheme agnostic to genomic context to identify phage defence systems in 71 diverse E. coli strains. They found 21 conserved defence systems, none of which were previously detected as enriched in defence islands.