A bacteriophage mimic of the bacterial nucleoid-associated protein Fis just published

There is still a lot we don’t know about viruses, even well-characterised ones. We just published a paper identifying and characterising a new bacteriophage protein called Fis. Fis binds DNA and seems to help the virus successfully replicate in bacteria. Our work was done with numerous collaborators in particular our excellent partners, the Sharples lab at Durham University The Biochemical Journal Access the paper here