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The crystal structures of multiple metagenome-derived single-stranded RNA (ssRNA) bacteriophages are published in Science Advances this week, providing new insights into this group of small bacterial viruses. Metagenomic sequencing efforts have uncovered an immense number of distinct uncultured ssRNA phages, yet little is known about the structure, host bacteria, lysis strategies, and other essential characteristics of these newly discovered life forms.

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