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 discusses the identification of natural products from reconstructed ancient bacterial genomes, and how plant mRNAs move into a fungal pathogen via extracellular vesicles to reduce infection.

TWiM reviews the ongoing cholera outbreak in Africa, and research showing that gut complement induced by the microbiota blocks pathogens and spares commensal bacteria.