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How bacterial cell recognizes its own DNA

It may come as a bit of a surprise to learn that bacteria have an immune system - in their case to fight off invasive viruses called phages. And like any immune system - from single-celled to human - the first challenge of ...

dateApr 13, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Longer DNA fragments reveal rare species diversity

A challenge in metagenomics is that the more commonly used sequencing machines generate data in short lengths, while short-read assemblers may not be able to distinguish among multiple occurrences of the same or similar sequences, ...

dateApr 01, 2015 in Biotechnology
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