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Targeting diversity

A bacteriophage has a mechanism for producing a family of receptor-binding proteins that rivals the immunoglobulins in diversity.

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Figure 1: Variability of the receptor-binding protein of Bordetella phage, expressed from the mtd locus.


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Drickamer, K., Taylor, M. Targeting diversity. Nat Struct Mol Biol 12, 830–831 (2005).

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