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Good bacteria go bad after a cell-wall remodel

Colour enhanced scanning electron micrograph of Staphylococcus epidermidis diplococci

Staphylococcus epidermidis bacteria (artificially coloured) usually live a placid life on the skin, but can go rogue after picking up a gene similar to one in a related microbe. Credit: NANO Creative/Science Source/Science Photo Library

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Nature 594, 10 (2021)




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