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Access to the article is free, however registration and sign-in are required: How do bacteriophages (viruses that parasitize bacteria) escape from their bacterial hosts once they have replicated? In a Perspective, Hatfull discusses new work (Bernhardt et al.), which reveals that certain bacteriophages are able to block enzymes that synthesize precursors of murein, a crucial component of the bacterial wall. Weaknesses in the bacterial wall due to the murein deficit result in lysis of the bacteria and release of phage progeny.

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      NSDL,inhibition of bacterial wall biosynthesis,NSDL_SetSpec_BEN,holin protein,protein E,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110722031016297T,endolysin,peptidoglycan synthesis pathway,A2 protein,Lytic bacteriophages,murein,phage-encoded lytic proteins

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