Pseudomonas

Cepheid will create Xpert cartridge tests to detect S. aureus and P. aeuginosa, to be used in clinical trials for biologics intended to prevent pneumonia.

Through comparisons with dozens of other sequenced Pseudomonas syringae strains, researchers explored features that allow UMAF0158 to parasitize the mango tree.

Following the Bugs

Australian researchers use whole-genome sequencing to trace a Pseudomonas aeruginosa outbreak in a neonatal unit.

The Plant-Associated Microbe Gene Ontology Consortium presented a vocabulary resource comprising more than 700 words focusing on microbe-host interactions. The words appear as part of eight papers is a special supplement to BMC Microbiology.

Papers of Note

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Sequencing-Related Papers of Note, Published Jan. 2009

The AdvanDx test identifies E. coli and P. aeruginosa directly from positive blood cultures.

Researchers suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.

An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.

At Stat News, Jim Kozubek argues that the Broad Institute is pushing the boundary of what a nonprofit is.

In PNAS this week: gut microbes may affect honeybee weight, phenotype and gene expression changes in DiGeorge syndrome, and more.