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May 12, 2023jessica-sacher
Arsenic resistance Microbial adaptation Research paper Lysogeny

A new ISME Journal article by Xiang Tang and colleagues shows lysogenic phages with arsM-bearing markers help bacterial communities adapt to trivalent arsenic toxicity. The phage-host interaction enabled the quick spread of arsM among soil microbiota, which improved the community’s arsenic methylation capability.

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