How viruses infect bacteria: A tale of a tail

Posted by on May 18, 2016 5:38 pm
Categories: Science

Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria. Using state-of-the-art tools, scientists have described a million-atom ‘tail’ that bacteriophages use to breach bacterial surfaces. The breakthrough has major implications for science and medicine, as bacteriophages are widely used in research.

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