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Nathan Myers

How does C. benefit its host? You might ask, what value does a blackmailer provide his or her victim? "That's a nice ribosome you've got there; it'd be a shame if anything should happen to it."

I haven't seen cases of intracellular blackmail identified. This might just be because I'm pig-ignorant. Or, is it a case of the dog not barking? A blackmailer never actually does anything, normally. Maybe there's a gene in C. that's never seen expressed.

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