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MIT Research Details Parasitic Battles


September 5, 2007

Penny Chisholm Scientists at MIT's department of civil and environmental engineering and the Technion have recorded the entire genomic expression of a host bacterium and infecting virus over the eight-hour course of infection. Their study leads them to speculate that the meeting between a marine bacterial host and its virus may be not just a battle between individuals, but an evolutionarily significant exchange that helps both species become more fit for life in the harsh ocean environment. Full Story

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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