Bacteria Self-Destruct to Halt Phage Infection

08:00 EST 13 Jan 2020 | Genetic Engineering News

Researchers have discovered how a new bacterial immune system works to fight off the bacteriophages that attack them in which the infected bacterial cell self-destructs to keep the infection from spreading to other cells. The new information could be employed to improve treatment of multidrug-resistant bacterial infections by refining phage therapy or even purposefully triggering bacterial self-destruction.

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