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A bacteriophage is a type of virus that infects bacteria. Bacteriophage are likely the most numerous "organisms" on Earth [1][2]

The main article for this category is Bacteriophages.

Notes and References[edit]

1.^ Wommack KE & Colwell RR. 2000. Virioplankton: viruses in aquatic ecosystems. Microbiol. Mol. Biol. Rev. 64:69.

2.^ Hendrix RW. 2002. Bacteriophages: Evolution of the majority. Theor. Pop. Biol. 61: 471-480.

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83 news items

MTBeurope

MTBeurope
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 07:26:15 -0700

A class of viruses called bacteriophages can infect and destroy the bacterium Clostridium difficile (C. diff), according to research at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Hamburg, Germany, and published in PLOS Pathogens. C. diff is ...
 
Scientific American (blog)
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 07:29:52 -0700

Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria, and in the great war between humans and pathogenic bacteria they can act as allies for both sides. Phages that destroy their host bacteria can be used as antimicrobial therapy, complementing or replacing ...
 
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:45:00 -0700

Motif depletion in bacteriophages infecting hosts with CRISPR systems. CRISPR is a microbial immune system likely to be involved in host-parasite coevolution. Itfunctions using target sequences encoded by the bacterial genome, which interfere with ...

Medical News Today

Medical News Today
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 03:07:30 -0700

They investigated how a molecular machinery known as Cascade, which stands guard inside bacterial cells, helps them fight off viruses called bacteriophages. Written by Catharine Paddock PhD · View all articles written by Catharine, or follow her on ...
 
Sci-News.com
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:04:10 -0700

About half the world's population carries a newly discovered gut virus, dubbed CrAssphage, says a team of virologists led by Prof Robert Edwards of San Diego State University. Electron micrograph of bacteriophages infecting a bacterial cell. Image ...

World Magazine

World Magazine
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 22:05:58 -0700

Researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Hamburg, Germany, developed a method that uses viruses called bacteriophages to destroy an antibiotic-resistant bacterium. Bacteriophages attack only bacteria and pose no health risk to ...
 
Nature Middle East
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 06:52:30 -0700

Whereas the microbiome, the bacteria in our gut, is being extensively characterized, the bacteriophages that live with them remain a mystery. Studies of the gut viral metagenome have labelled most of its sequences 'unknown', because they bear little ...
 
Inside Science News Service
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 06:44:17 -0700

Now scientists have a new way to kill bad bacteria, using bacteriophages– also called phages – which are viruses that reproduce in bacteria, and can destroy bacteria in food. “What we're trying to do is harness the antibacterial properties of phages ...
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