FEMS Affiliates Letter July 2020 - Page 4

PUBLICATIONS A selection of the most interesting and timely research from each of the FEMS journals. FEMS Microbiology Reviews Propulsive nanomachines: the convergent evolution of archaella, flagella and cilia Echoing the repeated convergent evolution of flight and vision in large eukaryotes, propulsive swimming motility has evolved independently in microbes in each of the three domains of life. This review contrasts the mechanism and evolution of the superficially similar – yet entirely unrelated – “flagella” in microbes from all three domains of life: archaeal archaella, bacterial flagella and eukaryotic cilia. Morgan Beeby, Josie L Ferreira, Patrick Tripp, Sonja-Verena Albers, and David R Mitchell FEMS Microbiology Letters Ubiquity and functional uniformity in CO2 concentrating mechanisms in multiple phyla of Bacteria is suggested by a diversity and prevalence of genes encoding candidate dissolved inorganic carbon transporters This paper shows how carbon dioxide concentrating mechanisms are common in carboxysome-using autotrophs. For the study presented here, a genome context approach was taken to clarify the prevalence and distribution of potential DIC transporters in autotrophic “Bacteria” beyond phylum “Cyanobacteria”. Kathleen M Scott et al. DOI: doi.org/10.1093/femsre/fuaa006 > DOI: doi.org/10.1093/femsle/fnaa106 > Pathogens and Disease SARS, MERS and COVID-19: clinical manifestations and organ-system complications: a mini review This narrative review delineates the pulmonary, cardiac, renal, gastrointestinal, hepatic, neurological and hematologic complications associated with these three respiratory coronaviruses. It further describes the mechanisms of immune hyperactivation— particularly cytokine release syndrome—implicated in the multi-organ system injury seen in severe cases of MERS, SARS and COVID-19. Jad Gerges Harb, Hussein A Noureldine, Georges Chedid, Mariam Nour Eldine, Dany Abou Abdallah, Nancy Falco Chedid, Wared Nour-Eldine DOI: doi.org/10.1093/femspd/ftaa033 > 4