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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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Trojan horses for hospital bugs

Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium that is frequently found on the human skin and in the nose where it usually behaves inconspicuously. However, once inside the body, it can have life-threatening consequences such as abscesses, ...

dateMay 16, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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