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T4 Bacteriophages on Escherichia coli Bacteria.The viral DNA then makes the bacteria manufacture more copies of the virus.  T4 bacteriophages are parasites of E. coli, a bacterium common in the human gut. The virus attaches itself to the host bacteria cell wall by its tail fibers, the sheath then contracts and injects the contents of the head ,DNA, into the host. TEM X40,000
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T4 Bacteriophages on Escherichia coli Bacteria.The viral DNA then makes the bacteria manufacture more copies of the virus. T4 bacteriophages are parasites of E. coli, a bacterium common in the human gut. The virus attaches itself to the host bacteria cell wall by its tail fibers, the sheath then contracts and injects the contents of the head ,DNA, into the host. TEM X40,000

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From gallery: Microbiology
Photographer: Dr. George Chapman
Source: Visuals Unlimited, Inc.
Date: 2 May 2011
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