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Cell. 2003 Apr 18;113(2):141.

Global phage diversity.

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San Diego State University, Department of Biology, San Diego, CA 92182, USA.

Abstract

Ten new mycobacteriophage genomes presented by show that most phage diversity remains uncharacterized. Extrapolation suggests that less than 0.0002% of the global phage metagenome has been sampled. The new genomes also contain a number of potential virulence factors that may be important in pathogenesis.

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