In the Anti-CRISPR Jungle, Only the Weak Thrive? Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • If, as we all know, only the strong survive, why do bacterial viruses (phages) encode weak suppressors of a bacterial immune system? In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Chevallereau et al. (2019) expertly demonstrate how, in the context of competition with other phages, weakness can be a strength.

publication date

  • February 2020