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Plasmid vesicles mimicking virions

Nature Microbiologyvolume 2pages13401341 (2017) | Download Citation

A newly described plasmid, which encodes proteins facilitating its packaging and cell-to-cell transfer via membrane vesicles, challenges the way we think about the delineation of viruses, plasmids and extracellular vesicles.

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  1. Département de Microbiologie, Institut Pasteur, F-75015, Paris, France

    • Patrick Forterre
    • , Violette Da Cunha
    •  & Ryan Catchpole
  2. Institute for Integrative Biology of the Cell (I2BC), CEA, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud, Univ. Paris-Saclay, 91198, Gif-sur-Yvette cedex, France

    • Patrick Forterre
    • , Violette Da Cunha
    •  & Ryan Catchpole

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