Single Gene May Defend Bacteria From Antibiotics And Infection

Tue, 27 Feb 2007 10:00 AM EST

... Bacteria have two major enemies: antibiotic drugs and bacteriophage viruses, which infect and kill them. The two disparate threats may have something in common. New research from Rockefeller University has found that certain bacteria have gained a gene that protects them from both toxic drugs and infectious viruses at the same time. ...