Nuclease colicins and their immunity proteins.

  title={Nuclease colicins and their immunity proteins.},
  author={Grigorios Papadakos and Justyna Aleksandra Wojdyla and Colin Kleanthous},
  journal={Quarterly reviews of biophysics},
  volume={45 1},
It is more than 80 years since Gratia first described 'a remarkable antagonism between two strains of Escherichia coli'. Shown subsequently to be due to the action of proteins (or peptides) produced by one bacterium to kill closely related species with which it might be cohabiting, such bacteriocins have since been shown to be commonplace in the internecine warfare between bacteria. Bacteriocins have been studied primarily from the twin perspectives of how they shape microbial communities and… CONTINUE READING

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