Microbial Minutes: New Viral Diversity Estimates and Bacterial Conversion of Blood Edition

June 12, 2019

What's hot in the microbial sciences? ASM summarizes microbiology news and reports in Microbial Minutes, a weekly news roundup. Watch the YouTube session for summaries and major findings, and read the reports and news coverage for yourself below. What should we highlight next time? Leave a suggestion in our comments section!

Rahfeld P. et al. An Enzymatic Pathway in the Human Gut Microbiome that Converts A to Universal O Type Blood. Nature. June 10 2019.  
Carlson C.J. et al. Global Estimates of Mammalian Viral Diversity Accounting for Host Sharing Nature Ecology & Evolution. June 10 2019.

Author: Julie Wolf

Julie Wolf
Dr. Julie Wolf is a Science Communications Specialist for ASM and host of the Meet the Microbiologist podcast. She also runs workshops at ASM conferences to help scientists improve their own communication skills. Follow Julie on Twitter for more ASM and microbiology highlights at @JulieMarieWolf.