'Harmless' Listeria species developing pathogenic resistance

In the food processing industry, the deadly bacteria Listeria monocytogenes is monitored closely. Not only can the bacteria make people extremely ill, it is known to be developing resistance to food safety measures around ...

A new way to make new species

The evolution of a new species by hybridization from two already described species without a change in chromosome number is very rare in the animal kingdom. So far, only a few accepted empirical examples exist for this spontaneous ...

Pockets of resistance found in survey of pathogen diversity

Unparalleled insights into the secret life of Streptococcus pneumoniae, the bacterium responsible for hundreds of thousands of infant deaths each year, have been revealed by new research from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, ...

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