In a recent study, researchers examined so-called RNA thermometers, which signal to the bacteria whether they are in the host
A recent study showed that while humans require only 10 to 100 ‘bugs’ to cause endophthalmitis, and mice require 5,000 before infection, in zebrafish, even 250,000 bacteria won’t cause the eye infection
Phloem-feeding insects and pathogens cause tremendous economic losses worldwide and represent some of the most difficult pests to understand due to their specialized feeding strategies
One particular strain of the stem rust fungus, dubbed "Ug99," threatens the global wheat supply because it can attack more than 80 percent of all varieties planted across the world.
As this industry grows dynamically, so does the number of new diseases
Researchers at the University of Oregon believe the bleach-sensing mechanism could serve as a strategy for some bacterial pathogens to colonize and persist in inflamed tissue
Intensive agriculture—where animals or plants are kept crowded together in very high densities—is thought to result in higher rates of disease spreading
Structural feature may lead to antivirals for the common cold, polio, and other pathogens