On this episode of TWiM, how phages prevent other phages from invading their hosts without blocking their own reproduction, and plastic-degrading potential of microbes across the Earth.
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Links for this episode:
- Prophages encode phage-defense systems with cognate self-immunity (Cell Host Microbe)
- Prophages self-destruct to eliminate competitors (Cell Host Microbe)
- Plastic-degrading potential across global microbiome (mBio)
- Plastics in our foods (ENV media)
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