CRISPR: Acquired Bacterial Immune Systems

This is the first episode about the CRISPR system in bacteria, but it won’t be the last. Here, I discuss an important paper that proved the acquisition of bacteriophage sequence and integration of that sequence into a CRISPR locus provides bacteria with resistance to the bacteriophage.

2007 (not 2006) paper in Science by Barrangou et al. 

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