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Bacteriophage T4 Injecting
T4 bacteriophage viruse attacking an E. coli bacterial cell. The virus lands on the bacterial surface and injects its DNA into the interior of the bacterium. The term "phage" referes to the fact that they "eat" the bacteria. T4 is the most complicated virus. It has a highly developed landing gear that docks with the bacterial surface and triggers the DNA injection through the contractile tail.
August 7th, 2012
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