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Microbiology: And Amoebophilus Invented the Machine Gun!

Abstract : Bacterial contractile injection systems are fascinating particles that use a spring-like mechanism to inject an effector-loaded needle into target cells. A recent study shows that the intracellular bacterium Amoebophilus asiaticus uses arrays of contractile structures to escape from the amoeba phagosome.
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Eric Cascales. Microbiology: And Amoebophilus Invented the Machine Gun!. Current Biology - CB, Elsevier, 2017, 27 (21), pp.R1170 - R1173. ⟨10.1016/j.cub.2017.09.025⟩. ⟨hal-01780745⟩

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