BacterioFiles 283: Phages Furnish Photosynthetic Fortifications

January 25, 2017
Nostoc commune

Nostoc
By YAMAMAYA, CC BY-SA 3.0

This episode: Viruses infecting photosynthetic bacteria could transfer immunity to other viruses between their hosts!

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Journal Paper:
Chénard C, Wirth JF, Suttle CA. 2016. Viruses Infecting a Freshwater Filamentous Cyanobacterium (Nostoc sp.) Encode a Functional CRISPR Array and a Proteobacterial DNA Polymerase B. mBio 7:e00667-16.

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