Advanced Water Management Centre

AWMC Alumnus, Dr Jeremy Barr, discover viruses helping to keep bacterial symbionts under control

Wednesday, 02 July 2014

Jeremy Barr of San Diego State University and his colleagues, who have just published their results in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, were intrigued by the high concentrations of viruses called bacteriophages in the mucus secreted by soft-tissue membranes ranging from the outer layers of sea anemones via the skins of fish to the mouths of people.

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