Some bacteria have multiple copies of a single gene to rapidly adapt to its environment. How can life with limited genomes compete?

Published in Microbial Sciences

Viruses infecting photosynthetic bacteria could transfer immunity to other viruses between their hosts.

Published in Bacteriofiles

Bacteria have repeatedly captured and used the tails of phages to fight each other.

Published in Bacteriofiles

Lu, an Associate Professor of Biological Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, talks with Jeff Fox about efforts to develop new phage varieties, swapping in phage tail genes that enable them to target specific bacterial pathogens, including those carrying virulence or antibiotic resistance factors.

Published in Microbe Magazine