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Featured article: Whole-genome analysis of rotavirus G4P[6] strains isolated from Korean neonates: association of Korean neonates and rotavirus P[6] genotypes

Group A rotaviruses are the major causative agents of pediatric gastroenteritis worldwide. Several studies have reported the predominance of G4P[6] rotavirus genotypes in Korean neonates, which is uncommon in other countries. This study aimed to determine the genotype constellations of complete genomes of G4P[6] rotavirus strains isolated from Korean neonates using next-generation sequencing, to compare these sequences with other G4P[6] strains in other countries, and to determine the reason for the predominance of G4P[6] genotypes in Korean neonates.

Gut Pathogens celebrates its 10th anniversary

Gut Pathogens launched in 2009 and its growth has followed the fast-paced developments of the field in the last 10 years, from probiotics to bacterial genomics, to the rise of microbiome research. Dr. Niyaz Ahmed, Editor-in-Chief, tells us more about the success stories. 

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Niyaz Ahmed, International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh & University of Hyderabad, India

Call for papers: Diarrheagenic gut viruses and viral hepatitis

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Gut Pathogens aims at building a critical knowledge base around viral agents associated with diarrheal diseases and human hepatitis viruses (A, E, C, B and D). This special collection is calling for papers such as authoritative reviews, commentaries and front-line research works from renowned and notable research groups active in this area. Read more 

Call for papers: cross-journal series

Spatial inequality

Spatial inequality, infectious diseases and disease control

Contribution of climate change to the spread of infectious diseases

Human migration, conflict and infectious diseases

Health policy and the management of antimicrobial resistance in LMICs

The microbiota–gut–brain axis

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Gut Pathogens publishes research on both biological and clinical aspects of the pathogens, commensals and functional microbiota of the gut, including probiotic bacteria and yeasts and their products. The journal also considers timely reports on the novel aspects of genomics, metagenomics, microbiota profiling and systems biology, as well as studies identifying new genome sequences of gut microbes.

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Handholding young scientists in a country fraught with infection burden, climate change and health consequences

In an effort to deliver health care innovations, the International Centre for Diarrheal Diseases Research Bangladesh (icddr,b) is charting a career plan for its young scientists. Niyaz Ahmed, Senior Director of Laboratory Sciences and Services Division at the icddr,b and Editor-in-Chief of Gut Pathogens, tells us more.

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