PLoS Genetics is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that reflects the interdisciplinary nature of genetics and genomics research by publishing contributions in all areas of biology. The journal is indexed in PubMed Central, PubMed, and ISI Web of Knowledge, and was originally created by Wayne Frankel

Public Library of Science
United States USA
July 2005 -present
Impact factor
9.532 (2009)

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Repeated sexual failures cause social stress in fruit flies

Repeated failures to reproduce make fruit flies stressed and frustrated, which in turn makes them less resilient to other types of stress, Julia Ryvkin at Bar-Ilan University and colleagues report in PLOS Genetics.

How harmless E. coli turns dangerous

Hannover Medical School researcher Prof. Galardini from the RESIST Cluster of Excellence has found causes for bloodstream infections in the genes of bacteria. This will enable better diagnostics and vaccinations in the future.

How a gut microbe causes flies to live fast and die young

RIKEN researchers have uncovered how one species of gut bacteria causes fruit flies to perish early. This discovery illuminates the complex interactions between the microbes in our guts and our health.

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