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Contact: Karl Bates
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Duke University

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Caption: Duke structural biologists have found a unique interaction between a small molecule called cyclic-di-GMP and a larger protein called BldD that ultimately controls whether a bacterium spends its time in a vegetative state or making antibiotics.

Credit: Maria Schumacher, Duke University

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