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  • Discovery: Mechanical properties of viral DNA determine the course of infection

    Viruses may inject their DNA into a host cell synchronously or randomly, a new study finds. The difference appears to influence the course of infection.

    Viruses may inject their DNA into a host cell synchronously or randomly, a new study finds. The difference appears to influence the course of infection.

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Alex Evilevitch, call 217-300-5435; email alexe@illinois.edu.  

    The paper “The mobility of packaged phage genome controls ejection dynamics” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.7554/eLife.37345