Microbial genome mining expedition unearths trove of antiviral defenses

Tori A. Boyle, Asma Hatoum-Aslan

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review


In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Millman et al. use bioinformatic and genetic approaches to discover 21 novel antiviral immune systems in prokaryotes. Remarkably, many of these systems bear homology to components of the human innate immune system, suggesting an evolutionary tie between prokaryotic and eukaryotic antiviral defenses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1501-1503
Number of pages3
JournalCell Host and Microbe
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 9 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology
  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology


Dive into the research topics of 'Microbial genome mining expedition unearths trove of antiviral defenses'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this