BACTERIOPHAGES

Is a bacteriophage living or non-living entity?

BACTERIOPHAGES • 3 Comments

Phages, like other viruses, have a complex life cycle that causes them to be classified...
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Exploring Phage T4: The Most Popular Virus of Microbes

BACTERIOPHAGES, T4 Phages • One Comment

Phages or Bacteriophages are viruses that mainly infect bacteria. They are highly specialized and have evolved over time to become the most...
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Temperate and lysogenic infection: Are they the same?

BACTERIOPHAGES, PHAGE RESISTANCE, PHAGE THERAPY

Lysogenic cycle Lysogenic infection An infection that results in prophage genome replication but does not explicitly involve virion...
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bacteriophage vs prophage: What is a difference?

BACTERIOPHAGES, Prophages, What is a difference

The primary distinction between prophage and bacteriophage is that prophage is a viral genome that...
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why a bacteriophage cannot infect a human

BACTERIOPHAGES, IMMUNOLOGY, PHAGE THERAPY • 3 Comments

Can a bacteriophage infect a human cell? It’s an intriguing question that has scientists scratching their heads over the possibility...
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Bacteriophages: Nature’s Solution to Drug-Resistant Bacteria

AMR, BACTERIOPHAGES

Bacteria are microorganisms that are present everywhere on Earth. They are essential for the proper functioning of many ecosystems and are...
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Top 4 most used Phage Display Systems (The Phage blog)

BACTERIOPHAGES, FILAMENTOUS PHAGES

The most often utilized bacteriophages in phage display are filamentous bacteriophages from E. coli...
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Inoviridae (Filamentous phages): Bacteriophages with a unique replication cycle

BACTERIOPHAGES, FILAMENTOUS PHAGES, MORPHOLOGY

Bacteriophage is a term used to describe viruses that infect bacteria and archaea. While most phages are ‘micro predators’ that...
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Game Theory between Bacteriophages and Pathogens

BACTERIOPHAGES, RESEARCH • 2 Comments

Phage inserts DNA content into the bacteria.©Raphael Hans Lwesya Game theory is widely used to analyze economic and social behaviors....
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What do Bacteriophage Diagrams Look Like? (Morphological classification of bacteriophages)

BACTERIOPHAGES, MORPHOLOGY

What do bacteriophages look like? In both academic and non-academic contexts around the world, a...
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