Virus steals black widow poison gene to help it attack
Robbed by a bacteriumRobert Llewellyn/GettyBy Bob HolmesIn one of the most unexpected genetic thefts ever, a virus that infects bacteria appears to have stolen the gene coding for the poison of the black widow spiders. The virus, named WO, probably uses the gene to help it attack its targets. Viruses often steal genes from their hosts. But because...
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