New paper in PLoS Pathogens
Interesting new work by the team of Luisa Hiller, with a small contribution by our lab (Arnau), now out in PLoS Pathogens! We show that a small peptide now called BriC, is under competence control and secreted by ComAB and plays an important role in biofilm formation. Pneumococci without BriC also colonize mice less well. Lot's of things still to learn, but again highlighting the importance of competence development for the pneumococcal lifestyle. Read the original paper here, and a news coverage item here.