Biologists discover how viruses hijack cell’s machinery

Posted by on January 12, 2017 6:12 pm
Categories: Science

Biologists have documented for the first time how very large viruses reprogram the cellular machinery of bacteria during infection to more closely resemble an animal or human cell — a process that allows these alien invaders to trick cells into producing hundreds of new viruses, which eventually explode from and kill the cells they infect.

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