This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, researchers from The Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates describe the mixed-genome microarray method they used to characterize more than 200 strains of Legionella pneumophila, the bacterial species behind Legionnaires' disease. Using mixed-genome arrays targeting a few thousand L. pneumophila genome fragments, the group interrogated 222 environmental and clinical L. pneumophila strains collected in The Netherlands.

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Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.