Scientists believe they have uncovered how Plasmodium falciparum jumped hosts 50,000 years ago; from gorillas to humans. The study demonstrates a novel understanding of how pathogens can jump between species.
Browsing: Pathogen Evolution
Researchers have discovered that a relatively ancient drug efflux pump from Haemophilus influenzae exports the same antibiotics as its evolved counterpart from Escherichia coli, but was mitigated by a leaky porin channel.
New research suggests that higher global temperatures could have prompted an adaptation in Candida auris, allowing it to infect warm-blooded mammals.
A global genomic survey of Streptococcus pneumoniae has identified 621 strains across 50 countries and has highlighted how the bacteria can evolve in response to vaccination.
New research has identified growth-restoring mutations in ceftriaxone-resistant gonorrhoea strains, providing insight into this bacteria’s evolution and raising concerns over the spread of this ‘superbug’.
A peek behind the paper – Shilian Xu on the dominance of different bacterial genotypes under sublethal antibiotic pressure
In this interview, take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology article investigating the collective resistance of different bacterial genotype populations, with authors, Shilian Xu, Jiaru Yang, Chong Yin and Xiaohua Zhao.
In a recent study published in Nature Communications, researchers demonstrated that acquired resistance to the polymixin antibiotic, colistin, can be detrimental to bacterial survival, revealing unique evolutionary trade-offs of this new form of resistance.
Insights into the evolution of the mutational resistome of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis
The term resistome was first used to account for the set of primary antibiotic resistance genes that could be eventually transferred to human pathogens, this editorial delves into the evolution of the mutational resistome of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis.
All epidemically successful HIV groups started to spread in early 20th century, this perspective piece looks into the factors that enabled adaptation of SIV to be sexually transmitted among humans.
Scientists have analyzed whole-genome sequence data from a UK public health surveillance study to reveal new understandings of the Salmonella epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa.