Editor’s Selections: Sex and mosquitoes, zoonoses are not a one-way street, and beyond the bacterial microcompartment

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By Vincent Racaniello

Vincent RacanielloVincent Racaniello selects several notable posts each week from molecular and cellular biology and virology. He unravels viruses at virology blog.

<img title=”Vincent Racaniello” src=”http://researchblogging.org/news/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/smallvincent.jpg” alt=”Vincent Racaniello” width=”47″ height=”47″ />Vincent Racaniello selects several notable posts each week from molecular and cellular biology and virology. He writes about viruses at <a href=”http://www.virology.ws” target=”_blank”>virology blog</a>.
  • Zika virus is a flavivirus that is usually spread by a mosquito vector. In an unsual case of husband to wife transmission, no mosquito was involved – possibly the virus was acquired by sexual activity.
  • The presence of Helicobacter pylori in the stomach is key in the development of gastric cancer and peptic ulcer disease. Transmission of the bacterium from humans might have caused a disease outbreak in a colony of Stripe-faced Dunnarts.
  • Bacterial nanocompartments are thin, icosahedral protein shells, built with a single protein, that enclose a specific protein payload. Whether they originated from viruses or bacteria is unknown.

I’ll be back next Friday with more selections.

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2 Responses to “Editor’s Selections: Sex and mosquitoes, zoonoses are not a one-way street, and beyond the bacterial microcompartment”

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    August 11th, 2014 at 3:53 am

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  2. jiol Says:
    March 8th, 2016 at 10:40 am

    greatm

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