This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, researchers from Sweden and Germany present a genome sequence-based analysis of American foulbrood, a honeybee disease caused by globally endemic Paenibacillus larvae bacteria. The team attempted to use core genome sequencing as a multilocus sequence typing tool, focusing on dozens of P. larvae isolates from mainland Sweden or from colonies in Gotland during a 2014 outbreak on the Baltic island.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.