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Jumbo Phage Deploys Cloaking Device against CRISPR Defenses

08:00 EST 11 Dec 2019 | Genetic Engineering News

Scientists at the University of Otago in New Zealand have discovered a widespread method used by phages to hide from bacterial defenses. They discovered a “jumbo” phage which, as the name suggests, is very big, with hundreds of genes. This phage is not recognized by CRISPR-Cas defenses that would normally cut up the genetic DNA instructions to make many new phages. Their study broadens the knowledge of intricate phage-host interactions.

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