Sewer to saviour, PlyC is back

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With scientists on the alert for new therapeutics in the face of rising antibiotic resistance, the focus is shifting to specialised viral assassins that can demolish dangerous bacteria.

PlyC has been likened to a flying saucer, a doughnut and Pac-Man by scientists from the US and Australian research teams that have spent more than six years trying to take its picture – a crucial step if it is to be enlisted in the hunt for alternatives to antibiotics.

Period1 Feb 2013

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