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phage:

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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Benjamin Chan, a co-author of the study and associate research scientist in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University, and his team of scientists, collected the phages used in the treatment.
Two of our phage isolates, JPh-11 and MG-23, showed antibacterial activity against broad range of MDR S.
Although it's too early to say if phages can one day make a breakthrough in medical technology, tiny discoveries such as Putonti's study make just that idea within reality's reach.
Phage titer was determined by counting plaques obtained through a serial dilution of the bacteriophages preparation on double layer agar plates (Bibi et al.
Patterson, remarked, Phage therapy is a promising approach for treating patients suffering from serious bacterial infections that are highly resistant to currently available antibiotics.
No single phage would kill all the 12 bacterial strains, but collectively two or three of those phages would be able to kill all of those bacteria in cultures in the lab.
Phage therapy reduces potentially troublesome organisms that are overabundant in the microbiome, allowing beneficial organisms to flourish.
Phage technology is reportedly set to replace antibiotics and chemicals in many applications, as it can be used for targeted control of only unwanted bacteria.
Specificity is one of the main characteristics of the phage that determines the possibility of its application for the identification of the agent culture.
The phage cocktail was then tested on grapevines grown in a greenhouse.
Academic and corporate chemists, biologists, and medical specialists describe the combinatorial technology phage display and its role in drug discovery.