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Study looks at viruses attacking bacteria

Scientists at Texas A&M University say they are investigating how some viruses, known for attacking humans and animals, instead attack bacteria.

The researchers said information about such viral attackers, called phages or bacteriophages, might aid in the treatment of bacterial infections.

"The phages first attach to the bacteria and then inject their DNA," said doctoral student Sun Qingan, co-author of the study. "Then they reproduce inside the cell cytoplasm."
 
 

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