Bacteriophages attacking bacteria

Bacteriophages attacking bacteria

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Caption: Bacteriophages attacking bacteria. Computer artwork of bacteriophage virus particles (virions) attacking a bacterium (lower right). Each virion has a protein head containing DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) genetic material and a contractile tail (shaft) with tail fibres (legs). The virions inject their viral DNA into the bacterium. Once within the cell, the DNA will take over, effectively turning the bacterium into a virus-making machine.

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