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From eyelash mites to friendly viruses: The 'aliens' inside us all (but don't…

It may look like an extraterrestrial Moon landing, but in fact the image shows viruses called phages attacking bacteria – something that happens regularly inside all of our bodies.
Patricia Conlon
Patricia Conlon • 2 years ago

Virus phages attacking bacteria.

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T2 bacteriophage virus (seen in orange) attacking an Escherichia coli bacterium. Each phage consists of a large, DNA-containing head and a tail composed of a tube-like central sheath with several fibers.

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