June 18, 1994 - June 18, 2027

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    The Clore Center for Biological Physics

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    Time
    13:15 - 14:30
    Title
    Phages vs bacteria warfare: co-evolution and intelligence gathering
    Location
    Koffler Accelerator of the Canada Center of Nuclear Physics
    Lecturer
    Prof. Yigal Meir
    Ben-Gurion University
    Organizer
    Clore Center for Biological Physics
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    AbstractShow full text abstract about The warfare between bacteria and phages - viruses that infec...»
    The warfare between bacteria and phages - viruses that infect bacteria - has been raging for billions of years. During this time both sides have evolved various attack and defense systems. In this talk I will describe 3 related projects: 1. Is there an optimal number of such defense or anti-defense systems? 2. How can different phages which prey on the same bacteria co-exist, in contradiction with the expected competitive exclusion? 3. Some phages have developed the ability to garner environmental information, enabling them to make more "intelligent" decisions. How much is such intelligence worth, in terms of other resources?
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