Contact: Abby Robinson
Georgia Institute of Technology Research News
Caption: To conduct a meta-analysis of bacteria-virus infection patterns, researchers led by Georgia Tech School of Biology assistant professor Joshua Weitz converted each study into a matrix, like the one shown here, with rows containing bacterial types, columns containing virus strains, and white cells indicating that a given pair yielded an infection. Of the 38 studies, the researchers found 27 that showed significant nestedness.
Credit: Georgia Tech/Joshua Weitz
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