Jan 21 2014

Bridges Across the Periplasmic Moat

Published by at 3:21 am under Uncategorized

Have you ever read Small Things Considered?  It is the Microbe Blog put out by American Society for Microbiology.  A recent blog describes how phages infect bacteria.  It seems that some icosahedral phages “grow” a tail after absorption.  These describe Gram negative bacteriophage, but Gram positive bacteria have a thicker peptidoglycan cell wall.  I wonder if any cryo EM has been taken on Mycobacteriophage adsorbing and infecting?




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