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see bacteriophagebacteriophage
, virus that infects bacteria and sometimes destroys them by lysis, or dissolution of the cell. Bacteriophages, or phages, have a head composed of protein, an inner core of nucleic acid—either deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) or ribonucleic acid (RNA)—and a
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phage

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phage

A program that modifies other programs or databases in unauthorised ways; especially one that propagates a virus or Trojan horse. See also worm, mockingbird. The analogy, of course, is with phage viruses in biology.
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Antibiotic resistance is becoming a more serious problem now, so phages are a good alternative," Chan said in the study.
3 There are worldwide efforts to develop credible phage therapies to control S.
There's a lot of exciting work that has to be done to look into the efficacy of phage as a replacement of antibiotics.
Additionally, a preliminary bacterial challenge test in milk has been assessed to determine the effectiveness of phages in milk.
In this study, the researchers investigated the possibility of recruiting phages in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, reviving the original idea of Felix d'Herelle, proposed in 1926.
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The research of the biological properties of the phages was performed with the methods suggested by M.
The phage cocktail was then tested on grapevines grown in a greenhouse.
EFDG1 was found to work in combating the bacteria, and succeeded both in vitro and ex vivo in tissue samples, suggesting the phage can stop infection following root canals.
coli O157:H7 occurred at 5 C in the presence of phage FAHEc1 at greater than 107 plaque-forming units per ml in broth in vitro.