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cholera and phages
2014-09-03 02:00:53

In the battle between our immune systems and cholera bacteria, humans may have an unknown ally in bacteria-killing viruses known as phages.

Glimpse Into Untapped Biodiversity Offered By Newly Discovered Marine Viruses
2013-07-25 09:17:40

Studying bacteria from the Baltic Sea, University of Arizona researchers have discovered an entire array of previously unknown viruses that barely resemble any of the known bacteria-infecting viruses

2012-01-26 13:15:09

MIT researchers have discovered that certain photosynthetic ocean bacteria need to beware of viruses bearing gifts: These viruses are really con artists carrying genetic material taken from their previous bacterial hosts that tricks the new host into using its own machinery to activate the genes, a process never before documented in any virus-bacteria relationship.

2011-06-27 23:36:45

Bacteria are common sources of infection, but these microorganisms can themselves be infected by even smaller agents: viruses.


Word of the Day
chauffeuse
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.
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