• August 26, 2022

Some E. coli set off viral grenades inside nearby bacteria

Some bacteria can trigger unexploded viral grenades in neighboring bacteria’s DNA. Certain Escherichia coli bacteria, including some that live in human intestines, make a chemical called colibactin. That chemical awakens dormant viruses inside nearby bacteria, sometimes leading to their destruction, researchers report February 23 in citronel. This type of biological warfare among bacteria hasn’t been…

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