How a bacterial cell recognizes its own DNA

13 abril 2015

It may come as a bit of a surprise to learn that bacteria have an immune system — in their case to fight off invasive viruses called phages. And like any immune system — from single-celled to human — the first challenge of the bacterial immune system is to detect the difference between ‘foreign’ and ‘self.’
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