42.5 MB (1.8 MB compressed)
4500 x 3300 pixels
38.1 x 27.9 cm ⏐ 15.0 x 11.0 in (300dpi)
EVAN OTO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY EVAN OTO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
A molecular model of bacteriophage SPN1S endolysin, an enzyme produced by a virus that specifically infects bacteria, known as a bacteriophage. After a virus replicates inside it's host, endolysins break down the host bacterial cell wall and release the new viruses to infect other cells. Endolysins may aid in fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria due to their high specificity towards target pathogens, rather than normal, healthy bacteria.
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