The role of interspecies recombinations in the evolution of antibiotic resistant pneumococci

Author(s): D’Aeth JC, van der Linden MPG, McGee L, De Lencastre HC, Turner P, Song J-H, Lo SW, Gladstone RA, Sá-Leão R, Ko KS, Hanage WP, Beall B, Bentley SD, Croucher NJJournal: bioRxiv February 2021
The evolutionary histories of the antibiotic-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae lineages PMEN3 and PMEN9 were reconstructed using global collections of genomes. In PMEN3, one…

Persistence and Evolution of SARS-CoV-2 in an Immunocompromised Host.

Author(s): Choi B, Choudhary MC, Regan J, Sparks JA, Padera RF, Qiu X, Solomon IH, Kuo HH, Boucau J, Bowman K, Adhikari UD, Winkler ML, Mueller AA, Hsu TY, Desjardins M, Baden LR, Chan BT, Walker BD, Lichterfeld M, Brigl M, Kwon DS, Kanjilal S, Richardson ET, Jonsson AH, Alter G, Barczak AK, Hanage WP, Yu XG, Gaiha GD, Seaman MS, Cernadas M, Li JZJournal: N Engl J MedPMID: 33176080 December 2020
A 45-year-old man with severe antiphospholipid syndrome complicated by diffuse alveolar hemorrhage, who was receiving anticoagulation therapy, glucocorticoids, cyclophosphamide, and…

Frequency-dependent selection can forecast evolution in Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Author(s): Azarian T, Martinez PP, Arnold BJ, Qiu X, Grant LR, Corander J, Fraser C, Croucher NJ, Hammitt LL, Reid R, Santosham M, Weatherholtz RC, Bentley SD, O'Brien KL, Lipsitch M, Hanage WPJournal: PLoS BiolPMID: 33091022 October 2020
Predicting how pathogen populations will change over time is challenging. Such has been the case with Streptococcus pneumoniae, an important…