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Bacteriophages: The Enemies of Our Enemies

... pathogenic than their progenitors. Phage therapy: per aspera Discovery of viruses that kill bacteria gave rise to a new method for the control of bacteria. The most evident application is phage therapy, i.e. the use of bacteriophages for treating human bacterial infections. An advantage of this approach is a most stringent specificity of phages, affecting only their “favorite” infectious agents. For medical purposes, bacteriophages were first used as early as 1915, when Félix d’Hérelle, one of their discoverers,...

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

... pathogenic than their progenitors. Phage therapy: per aspera Discovery of viruses that kill bacteria gave rise to a new method for the control of bacteria. The most evident application is phage therapy, i.e. the use of bacteriophages for treating human bacterial infections. An advantage of this approach is a most stringent specificity of phages, affecting only their “favorite” infectious agents. For medical purposes, bacteriophages were first used as early as 1915, when Félix d’Hérelle, one of their discoverers,...

Modified: 14.12.2013
bacteriophage , lytic phage , bacteria , infection , phage therapy
Path: Главная / Articles

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