The genetic code is highly conserved. However, some bacteria-infecting viruses called phages have redefined the code, possibly to fine-tune the timing of lifestyle transitions.
Recently isolated novel phage SI01 is now here to provide some insights into how phages regulate algal growth in oceans.
Bacteriophages strategically use the protein signalling system to determine when it’s best for them to proliferate or to stay dormant
Phage Lambda uses genetic interactions to perform something human children need years to learn: counting.
Scientists at a dairy production company discovered that bacteria use CRISPR to defend against viruses.
We’re not so different after all. Researchers have discovered that a human antiviral defense strategy likely originated in earth’s most ancient microbes.
Back to basics, viruses to treat infection and fight antibiotic resistance.