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Strictly speaking, humans cannot digest complex carbohydrates — that’s the job of bacteria in our large intestines. UC Riverside scientists have just discovered a new group of viruses that attack these bacteria.
The viruses, and the way they evade counterattack by their bacterial hosts, are described in a new Cell Reports paper.
Bacterioides can constitute up to 60% of all the bacteria living in a human’s large intestine, and they’re an important way that people get energy. Without them, we’d have a hard time digesting bread, beans, vegetables, or other favorite foods. Given their significance, it is surprising that scientists know so little about viruses that prey on Bacteroides.
“This is largely unexplored territory,” said microbiologist Patrick Degnan, an assistant professor of microbiology and plant pathology, who led the research.
To find a virus that attacks Bacteroides, Degnan and his team analyzed a collection of bacterial genomes, where viruses can