Section Editors

  • Stéphane Aymerich, INRA
  • Stephen Forsythe, Nottingham Trent University
  • Igor Mokrousov, St. Petersburg Pasteur Institute
  • Hirotada Mori, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
  • Tracy Raivio, University of Alberta
  • Raffaele Zarrilli, Università di Napoli Federico II
  • Jizhong Zhou, University of Oklahoma

Executive Editor

  • Hilary Logan, BioMed Central


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  • Image attributed to: Janice Haney Carr, CDC, photo in public domain

    Borrelia compete for space

    Different strains of Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease, induce a strong inhibitory priority effect in the mouse host and help the most infective bacterial strains to become more prevalent.

    BMC Microbiology 2015, 15:61
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    Downy mildew disease promotes colonization

    Colonization of lettuce by both Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica is increased in the presence of downy mildew, a plant disease caused by Bremia lactucae, indicating that downy mildew resistant plants may lower the risk of microbial contamination.

    BMC Microbiology 2015, 15:19


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Section Editor’s profile

Brian K. Coombes

Antoine Danchin is the President and Chief Scientific Officer of AMAbiotics. Prior to this he was director of the Department Genomes and Genetics at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. Prof Danchin has also been heavily involved in international collaborations such as the creation of the HKU-Pasteur Research Centre in Hong Kong where he furthered his interest in genomic bioinformatics. His most recent work focuses on bacterial genomic organization and synthetic biology with emphasis on the critical role of metabolism.

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