A team of researchers has uncovered clues that may explain how and why a particular virus, called N4, injects an unusual substance -- an RNA polymerase protein -- into an E. coli bacterial cell. The results contribute to improved understanding of the infection strategies used by viruses that attack bacterial cells and they also may help researchers to devise new ways to kill E. coli bacteria, which can be dangerous to humans.
Researchers study virus with unusual properties
- 8. 12 2008 (06:00)