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Some Viruses Have a Completely Different Genome to The Rest of Life on Earth – ScienceAlert

In the world of microbial warfare, sometimes you have to change the very fabric of who you are.

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In the world of microbial warfare, sometimes you have to change the very fabric of who you are.
Viruses that infect bacteria fittingly called bacteriophages – and their prey have been at war for eons, each side evolving more devilish tactics to infect or destroy each other. Eventually, some bacteriophages took this arms race to a new level by changing the way they code their DNA.
At least, that’s what we think happened. Once thought to be an outlier, new research published in three separate papers…

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