Contact: Andy Fell
University of California - Davis
Caption: The newly-isolated Tsamsa virus is a bacteriophage that infects and kills the anthrax bacterium and close relatives that cause food poisoning. It is one of the largest bacteriophages ever discovered.
Credit: Jochen Klumpp, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
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