Scientific Reports

How a germ catches a virus

Bacteriophages – short phages – represent a group of small viruses that infect bacteria and are able to alter or destroy them. That is why their name can be translated as bacteria-eater. In order to infect a bacterium, ...

dateJun 30, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Lost hormone is found in starfish

Biologists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered that the evolutionary history of a hormone responsible for sexual maturity in humans is written in the genes of the humble starfish.

dateJun 28, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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