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Volume 37, Issue 4
Annemieke van der Wal, Thomas D. Geydan, Thomas W. Kuyper and Wietse de Boer
Version of Record online: 10 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6976.12001
This review discusses the functioning of terrestrial decomposer fungi and examines the factors that affect their activities and community dynamics.
Helen Fones and Gail M. Preston
Version of Record online: 21 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6976.12004
This review discusses the pivotal role of transition metals such as zinc, copper and iron in determining the outcome of plant–pathogen interactions, both as essential mineral nutrients for plant and pathogen, and as anti-microbial agents that inhibit pathogen growth.
Elizabeth Carmel Murphy and Inga-Maria Frick
Version of Record online: 15 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6976.12005
The present study focuses on reviewing the recent literature produced on Gram-positive anaerobic cocci with emphasis on their taxonomic classification, incidence in clinical infection, antibiotic resistances and pathogenicity.
Maria João Catalão, Filipa Gil, José Moniz-Pereira, Carlos São-José and Madalena Pimentel
Version of Record online: 8 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6976.12006
Tailed bacteriophages typically induce lysis of infected bacteria to allow efficient escape of the virion progeny to the extracellular milieu. This review summarizes the current knowledge on the mechanisms of lysis employed by phages infecting Gram-positive, Gram-negative and mycobacterial hosts.
Carolina Díaz Arenas and Tim F. Cooper
Version of Record online: 15 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6976.12008
Experimental evolution is a robust approach for identifying changes in genotype evolvability and testing the influence of these changes on population evolution.
Jerry Eichler and Julie Maupin-Furlow
Version of Record online: 20 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6976.12012
In this review, the latest findings on the post-translational modification and regulated degradation of archaeal proteins, as learned from studies of the haloarchaea, in particular Haloferax volcanii, are presented.
Louise E. Kemp, Masahiro Yamamoto and Dominique Soldati-Favre
Version of Record online: 27 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6976.12013
Apicomplexan parasites secrete kinases from apical secretory organelles to take over their host cell and manipulate their surroundings.