This Week in PLOS

By analyzing hundreds of individual microbial cells collected from the honeybee gut, a team from Yale University and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences was able to begin tallying up the genetic diversity that exists within two symbiotic microbial species called Gilliamella apicola and Snodgrassella alvi.

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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.