Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 35469710
Link to DOI – 10.1016/j.tim.2022.04.001
Trends Microbiol 2022 Jun; 30(6): 513-514
Bacteria have been shown to harbor a growing arsenal of various defense systems against phages. Maguin et al. have uncovered how two of the most frequent defense systems interact: the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats-Cas (CRISPR-Cas) system recycles by-products of the restriction-modification (RM) system to increase bacterial defense in the long run.