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April 20, 2023jessica-sacher
Phage-host interactions Research paper Tailocin

Talia Backman and colleagues published a new preprint on how a weaponized phage suppresses competitors in historical and modern metapopulations of pathogenic bacteria. The authors discovered a viral cluster shared amongst pathogenic Pseudomonas isolates, which encodes a tailocin — a phage-derived interbacterial warfare element.

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