Some Viruses Use an Alternative Genetic Alphabet
Some Viruses Use an Alternative Genetic Alphabet
In a trio of studies, researchers follow up on a 40-year-old finding that certain bacteriophages replace adenine with so-called diaminopurine, perhaps to avoid host degradation.
Some Viruses Use an Alternative Genetic Alphabet
Some Viruses Use an Alternative Genetic Alphabet

In a trio of studies, researchers follow up on a 40-year-old finding that certain bacteriophages replace adenine with so-called diaminopurine, perhaps to avoid host degradation.

In a trio of studies, researchers follow up on a 40-year-old finding that certain bacteriophages replace adenine with so-called diaminopurine, perhaps to avoid host degradation.

Bacteriophages
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Phages Carry Antibiotic Resistance Genes
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Abby Olena | Dec 7, 2016
Researchers find evidence of antibiotic resistance genes in the DNA of viruses that infect bacteria.
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Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 1, 2016
From sequencing bacteriophages to synthesizing bacterial genomes to defining a minimal genome
CRISPR Antidotes Galore
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Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 13, 2016
Anti-CRISPR proteins are prevalent in phage genomes and bacterial mobile genetic elements, researchers show.
All Together Now
All Together Now
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jan 1, 2016
Understanding the biological roots of cooperation might help resolve some of the biggest scientific challenges we face.
Viral Soldiers
Viral Soldiers
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 1, 2016
Phage therapy to combat bacterial infections is garnering attention for the second time in 100 years, but solid clinical support for its widespread use is still lacking.
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