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November 19, 2019

Viruses inject DNA into host cell synchronously or randomly

A recent study found that viruses may inject their DNA into a host cell synchronously or randomly; the difference appears to influence the course of infection.

[Research supported by National Science Foundation grant CHE 1507694.]

Learn more in the NSF News From the Field story Discovery: Mechanical properties of viral DNA determine the course of infection. (Date image taken: 2018; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Nov. 19, 2019)

Credit: Alex Evilevitch and Ting Liu

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