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Curr Biol. 2012 Aug 21;22(16):R639-41. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.07.027.

Bacteriophage tubulins: carrying their own cytoskeleton key.

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Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 6431 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Daniel.P.Haeusser@uth.tmc.edu

Abstract

Cytoskeletal elements are well known to be widespread in eukaryotes and prokaryotes, providing important, diverse functions for cells large and small. Two new studies report that some bacteriophages encode their own tubulin homologs to facilitate phage reproduction within the host cell.

PMID:
22917512
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2012.07.027
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