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SARS-CoV-2 may infect bacteria in the gut, act as a bacteriophage

Coronavirus, Diet, Health, Healthcare, Infection, Preprint, Transmission

“SARS-CoV-2 could .. infect bacteria in the gut microbiota, indicating that SARS-CoV-2 could act as a bacteriophage

“Our recent studies show that microorganisms in the human gastrointestinal tract affect the severity of COVID-19 and for the first time provide indications that the virus might replicate in gut bacteria. In order to further support these findings, in the present work, cultures of bacteria from the human microbiome and SARS-CoV-2 were analyzed by electron and fluorescence microscopy. The images presented in this article, in association with the nitrogen (15N) isotope-labeled culture medium experiment, suggest that SARS-CoV-2 could also infect bacteria in the gut microbiota, indicating that SARS-CoV-2 could act as a bacteriophage. “

Preprint: Could SARS-CoV-2 Have Bacteriophage Behavior or Induce the Activity of Other Bacteriophages?

 

 

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