In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Carasso et al. survey invertible DNA sites in Bacteroidales from patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and healthy control individuals. They identify complex functional interactions between Bacteroides fragilis, an invertible promoter, a capsular polysaccharide, a bacteriophage, and the human host. The establishment of ‘omics approaches to characterizing genomic targets and functional roles is still required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-295
Number of pages3
JournalCell Host and Microbe
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 13 2024


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