Mark O Martin is TWiM-adjacent for this discussion of a Fusobacterium nucleatum clade that dominates colorectal cancer, and surface colonization by Flavobacterium johnsoniae promotes its survival in a model microbial community.

TWiM describes a potential connection between a bacterial protein that damages DNA and human cancers, and how to synthesize antimiicrobial natural products from reconstructed bacterial genomes of the Middle and Upper Paleolithic.

The Fellowship of the TWiM reveal that colorectal cancer-associated microbiota are associated with higher numbers of methylated genes in colonic mucosa, and identification of metabolites needed by the fire blight disease bacterium for virulence in apples.