Latest Enterobacteria phage T2 Stories

2012-06-27 22:52:38

Caltech researchers measure the rate of DNA transfer from viruses to bacteria Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have been able, for the first time, to watch viruses infecting individual bacteria by transferring their DNA, and to measure the rate at which that transfer occurs. Shedding light on the early stages of infection by this type of virus–a bacteriophage–the scientists have determined that it is the cells targeted for infection, rather than...

2008-12-09 12:58:07

U.S. university researchers say they've uncovered clues from a virus quirk that may lead to new ways to kill E. coli bacteria, which can be fatal to humans. The team from Penn State University said they learned how and why a particular virus injects an RNA polymerase -- an enzyme catalyzing polymer -- into an E. coli bacterial cell, the university said in a new release. The results help advance understanding of infection tactics used by viruses attacking bacterial cells -- which may lead to...

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