My enemy's enemy is my friend

@article{Eisenstein2006MyEE,
  title={My enemy's enemy is my friend},
  author={M. Eisenstein},
  journal={Nature Methods},
  year={2006},
  volume={3},
  pages={338-338}
}
Bacteriophages form the foundation for a rapid and sensitive bacterial detection assay, capable of revealing the presence of a few dozen cells in a milliliter sample. 

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