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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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If you were designing the perfect phage to treat an infection, you d include anti-CRISPRs in the mix so pathogens can t evade attack, he added.
New England BioLab's true phage vector, M13KE, for construction of peptide library;
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However, it becomes extremely efficient when the RS region of the phage is included (36).
The susceptibility to phage SH was also investigated with other bacteria isolated from diabetic foot infection like Streptococcus pyogenes, Enterococci feacalis, Coagulase negative Staphylococci and Pseudomonas aeruginosa to evaluate genus specificity [17].
The scientists also have tested the phages on their prime target: refrigerated fresh-cut lettuce.
He has also tested the phages on their prime target: refrigerated fresh-cut lettuce.
Theoretically, these phages should target only Listeria.
Phages, which are viruses that infect bacteria, cut through plaques in the brains of mice engineered to develop a disease similar to Alzheimer's.
The value of the new patent is that it creates the opportunity for phages to be used as a systemic therapeutic, that is, potentially as an injectable, in both human and veterinary medicine.
Strains were phage typed by using the scheme described by Hammerstrom, Kallings, and Sjoberg, according to a protocol supplied by R.