Like the Borg of Star Trek, These 'Aliens' Assimilate DNA From Other Microbes

October 20, 2022

In the article written by Robert Sanders, it mentions that researchers have found new large DNA molecules that have infected archaea and along the way have acquired a slew of genes from the archaeal hosts. The article says, "The researchers dubbed these microbes Borgs because, analogous to the fictional Borg aliens from the world of Star Trek, they assimilate pieces of the microbes they infect." and mention how the infected archaea may have the ability to remove methane from soil which could potentially reduce the potent greenhouse gas. Read more about this interesting news here.

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