Common Cell Shape Evolution of Two Nasopharyngeal Pathogens

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Our article is now accessible in open access (PLoS Genetics) here. In this paper we described how, at least two nasopharyngeal pathogens, (Neisseria meningitidis and Moraxella catarrhalis) evolved from a rod to a coccus cell-shape. This asks a lot of question on the importance of cell-shape in the colonisation of different ecological niches in particular the one located in our body. To be continued !

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