Post Profile

This virus may have stolen deadly DNA from black widow spiders

This bizarre virus infects bacteria that infect spiders. It makes a spider-bacteria-virus-spider turducken.
read more


Related Posts

Virus uses 'stolen' CRISPR to hack its host's immune system

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Microbiologists have discovered that the Cyanophage N1 virus carries a DNA sequence -- a CRISPR -- that is generally used by bacteria to fight off viral infection. The virus appears to use the stolen bits of immune system DNA to hig...

Zika Virus Infection Alters Human and Viral RNA

Health : Newswise Medical News

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that Zika virus infection leads to modifications of both viral and human genetic material. These modifications -- chemical tags known as methyl gro...

Virus carrying DNA of black widow spider toxin discovered

Academics / Biology : Physorg: Biology

A tiny virus that may sting like a black widow spider. That is one of the surprise discoveries made by a pair of Vanderbilt biologists when they sequenced the genome of a virus that attacks Wolbachia, a bacterial parasite that has s...

Virus Carrying DNA of Black Widow Spider Toxin Discovered

Health : Newswise Medical News

Biologists sequencing the genome of the WO virus, which infects the bacterial parasite Wolbachia, have discovered that the phage carries DNA that produces black widow spider toxin: the first time an animal-like DNA has been found in...

How the Heck Did Black Widow Spider DNA Get Inside a Virus?

Academics / General Science : Live Science

Scientists have found some funky DNA lurking inside a virus that infects bacteria. In addition to its own genes, the virus holds genetic material from black widow spiders and other animals.


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC