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Human Malaria Parasite's Evolution Refined by Genomes of Great Ape Pathogens - GenomeWeb


GenomeWeb
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – By sequencing a family of malaria parasites that infect gorillas and chimpanzees, a team from the UK, France, Kenya, and Gabon got a glimpse at the evolutionary history and virulence-related adaptations of the human malaria ...

Microbial ecology perturbation in human IgA deficiency - Science


Science
We show that human IgA deficiency is not associated with massive quantitative perturbations of gut microbial ecology. Metagenomic analysis highlights an expected pathobiont expansion but a less expected depletion in some typically beneficial symbionts ...

Neuron Guidance Factor Found to Play a Key Role in Immune Cell Function - Scicasts (press release) (blog)


Scicasts (press release) (blog)
Macrophages are white blood cells involved in a variety of biological functions, from destroying infectious pathogens to repairing damaged tissue. To carry out their different roles, macrophages must first be activated and transformed into different ...

Immunoligical Identification of Gut Pathogens and Commensals

Orem - United States

Article discussing how the lining of the gut distinguishes harmful from beneficial gut microbes in a nonmolecular way by detecting how they interact with the epithelium.

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Plants, Pathogens and People
United States

Resources, activities and dialogue relating to the biology, history, economic importance, and other aspects of plant diseases. Developed by University of Illinois, U.S.

Special Pathogens Laboratory
United States

Offers microbiological testing services and disease prevention consultations. Specialists in the detection, control and remediation of waterborne pathogens such as Legionella, Pseudomonas, Mycobacteria and fungi.

Australia

Research projects and opportunities, background of researchers, collaborations, publications, calendar of events, and related links. Murdoch University, Perth.

Phages and the Evolution of Bacterial Pathogens: from Genomic Rearrangements to Lysogenic Conversion
United States

Research paper by Harald Br+-ssow, Carlos Canchaya and Wolf-Dietrich Hardt presenting the available genomics and biological data on prophages from bacterial pathogens, in an evolutionary framework.

University of California Davis - Center for Engineering Plants for Resistance Against Pathogens (CEPRAP)
United States

Insect Identification
United States

Reference that breaks down North American insects and spiders. Features facts, articles and photographs.

Bacterial Identification
France

Service for the identification of bacteria and fungi sequences by sequence alignment.

Tree-Identification.com
United States

Provides information about the general identification of trees as well as more specific techniques for a limited number of species. Includes information about dendrology.

Trees Identification
Germany

Provides help with tree identification.

Spider Identification
United States

Community providing spider identification services for primarily North American spiders. Members of the public can submit photographs and submit and help identify pictures of spiders.