Microbes scared to death by virus presence

2 abril 2015

The microbe Sulfolobus islandicus can go dormant, ceasing to grow and reproduce, in order to protect themselves from infection by Sulfolobus spindle-shaped virus 9 (SSV9), researchers have discovered. The dormant microbes are able to recover if the virus goes away within 24 to 48 hours — otherwise they die.
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/J6iXSVootrE/150402114725.htm

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