How bacteria acquire immunity: First theoretical description of bacterial system to silence viral genes

Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 11:28 in Biology & Nature

In a new study, scientists have brought the latest tools of computational biology to bear in examining how the processes of natural selection and evolution influence the way bacteria acquire immunity from disease. The study builds upon one of the major discoveries made possible by molecular genetics in the past decade -- the revelation that bacteria and similar single-celled organisms have an acquired immune system.

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