Virus vs. Bacteria: Art of the war in the microbial world
- July 7 (Thu) at 16:00 - 17:00, 2022 (JST)
- Namiko Mitarai (Associate Professor, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
- via Zoom
- Gen Kurosawa
A virulent phage (virus that infects bacteria) infection to a host bacterial cell results in lysis of the cell, where possibly hundreds of phage particles are released after a latency time. The phage pressure is believed to be an important factor to shape the microbial communities and a driving force of their evolution, and yet we are far from having a full picture of their warfare. In this talk, I highlight a few factors that play significant roles in phage-bacteria interactions and their coexistence, such as the effect of herd immunity and the importance of the spatial structure in a few cells scale to the colony scale.
*Her talk will be accessible to physicists, mathematicians, and also biologists.
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