A team at SUNY Stony Brook created an artificial polio type virus last year, (1) and this past fall Craig Venter announced that his Institute for Biological Energy Alternatives, with the generous support of the Department of Energy, had succeeded in the creation of a bacterial virus
It also spotlighted a bacterial virus
called PRD-1, which is similar to human viruses that cause sickness such as rotavirus.
Like many viruses, this bacterial virus
, or bacteriophage, creates its shell from hundreds of copies of a single protein (SN: 3/25/95, p.
It showed that more than 1,700 people were affected with the deadly bacterial virus
coli O104:H4 outbreak strain has gained the ability to make a toxin from a bacterial virus
source which has made it more dangerous," said Dr Crossman.