Typical viruses that can infect bacteria. Photo Y-R Lin, C-S Lin, Wikimedia Commons
New bacteria-eating viruses discovered in the ocean

Scientists from MIT and Albert Einstein College have discovered a completely new group of viruses in surface waters of the ocean. These viruses remained unnoticed before as they lack the tail that scientists normally target for virus detection, and are further characterised by a very short genome. These viruses infect and kill marine bacteria, and play thus an important role in marine ecosystems.

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