Plasmid, Virus or Other? DNA ‘Borgs’ Blur Boundaries.
Plasmid, Virus or Other? DNA #Borgs Blur Boundaries. Some #archaea seem to carry unusual DNA outside their chromosomes that straddles the familiar definitions for genomic structures. hen the microbiologist Jillian Banfield and her colleagues started combing through samples of mud from wetland environments three years ago, they had a specific goal in mind: to recover and analyze fragments of DNA from large bacteria-killing viruses. And they did. But they also found something u