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Gene shuffling allows microbial disguise

Post by Janet Daley, University of Nottingham Pathogens employ an array of tricks to evade detection by the immune system of the hosts they infect. The rickettsial bacterium Anaplasma phagocytophilum is a master of disguise, shuffling genes to change its … Continue reading

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