For this, my last post as co-blogger, I chose to loop back to my very first post about my favorites among the many Small Things, the phages. That was BYOG: Bring Your Own Gene, published in March of 2008, recounting what was at the time a totally new story for me. Amazing! Those ingenious cyanophages brought along genes to keep the energy flowing for phage replication by maintaining active photosynthesis in their doomed cyanobacterial host.
by Merry Youle
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