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Bacteriophages: The Enemies of Our Enemies

... Temperate phages insert their genomes into those of bacteria and do not immediately manifest their “murderous” activity: hiding in the bacterial genomes, they reproduce together with their hosts and then kill the hosts’ numerous progeny. As for lytic phages, they kill bacteria immediately after infecting them. The latter simple phages are currently most attractive objects for biotechnological and therapeutic purposes. Bacteriophages live in soil (about 10 8  phages per 1 g soil); in rivers, lakes, and oceans (10 6 ...

Modified: 30.08.2014
bacteriophage , lytic phage , bacteria , infection , phage therapy
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Bacteriophages: The Enemies of Our Enemies

... Temperate phages insert their genomes into those of bacteria and do not immediately manifest their “murderous” activity: hiding in the bacterial genomes, they reproduce together with their hosts and then kill the hosts’ numerous progeny. As for lytic phages, they kill bacteria immediately after infecting them. The latter simple phages are currently most attractive objects for biotechnological and therapeutic purposes. Combat “vehicles” Bacteriophages, these natural combat vehicles, have a most simple structure: ...

Modified: 14.12.2013
bacteriophage , lytic phage , bacteria , infection , phage therapy
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