10.11 Summary Atlas of Bacterial and Archaeal Cell Structure Home


Concept Check Questions

• Why are phage not considered a life form?

• Which macromolecule makes up the phage capsid?

• What structure do phage use to recognize their targets?

• Which bacterial structure is related to the phage tail?

Further Reading

• Keen (2015). A century of phage research: Bacteriophages and the shaping of modern biology [92].

• Prangishvili et al. (2017). The enigmatic archaeal virosphere [93].

• Rohwer et al. (2014). Life in Our Phage World [90].