Browsing: Genetics

Bacterial How can bacterial toxins evolve to infect different tissues?

Researchers at the University of Toronto have revealed the binding action of the bacterial toxin responsible for toxic shock syndrome. Although similar to the toxin that causes diarrhea, the two proteins behave differently due to a short amino acid sequence, which the researchers were able to manipulate.

Viral This image shows a bat

A new study in The Lancet has suggested that the novel coronavirus was most genetically similar to two SARS-like coronaviruses of bat origin, but that there may be the possibility of another animal host acting as an intermediate host between bats and humans.

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