Mining for novel bacterial defence systems

Rodolphe Barrangou*, John van der Oost

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Bacteria encode many strategies to prevent or escape infection. Through the analysis of metagenomic dark matter, several novel defence systems were identified, some of which were engineered and characterized in vivo, showing that they provide resistance against viruses and plasmids.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535-536
JournalNature Microbiology
Early online date9 Apr 2018
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2018

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