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lunedì 7 dicembre 2015

# rmx-s-behav: not to harm themselves

<< Bacteria-killing bacteria (“predatory bacteria”) (..) have been found to produce a protein “antidote” that protects them from their own weapons >>

<< Self-protection technique allows one bacterium to destroy others >>

<< Understanding how these predators attack bacteria could provide new ways of combatting antimicrobial resistance >>

http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/health/2015/151202-pr-how-bacterial-predators-kill-other-bacteria/

Carey Lambert, Ian T. Cadby,  et al.  Ankyrin-mediated self-protection during cell invasion by the bacterial predator Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. Nature Communications, 2015; 6: 8884 DOI: 10.1038/NCOMMS9884

http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/151202/ncomms9884/full/ncomms9884.html

questo e' un esempio in natura dell'esistenza di sorta di "cappottino" prodotto da una entita' in grado di proteggersi dall'autolesione, dall'autopredazione.

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