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Synonyms for phage

a virus that is parasitic (reproduces itself) in bacteria

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Peering into the genomes of both the bacteria and their pathogens, he discovered the first evidence of anti-CRISPR proteins, which help phages slip past bacterial defenses.
coli O157:H7 occurred at 5 C in the presence of phage FAHEc1 at greater than 107 plaque-forming units per ml in broth in vitro.
diff phages that infect clinically relevant strains of C.
Bacteria can "steal" small pieces of DNA from phages that attack them, and use these stolen pieces to recognize and respond to the attacker, in a manner similar to usage of antibodies by the human immune system.
Scientists of the day did not understand exactly how phages killed bacteria, and their crude therapies performed inconsistently.
Two different attachment sites were found for this family of phages on the V.
The phage [PHI] SH-56 had an icosahedral head, about 70 nm in diameter, and a 100-nm long tail, thus morphologically similar to phages belonging to Siphoviridae family
Phages reproduce by insinuating themselves into bacteria.
He has also tested the phages on their prime target: refrigerated fresh-cut lettuce.
After the discovery of bacteriophages in the early 1900s, researchers sought phages that would target and destroy infectious bacteria.
Phages, which are viruses that infect bacteria, cut through plaques in the brains of mice engineered to develop a disease similar to Alzheimer's.
Phages are naturally occurring agents that target and destroy bacteria with a high degree of efficiency, and do so selectively and specifically, without affecting beneficial bacteria or body cells.
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.
The scheme consists of 11 phages and is based on the typing of the rough phase II variant of S.
Phages were generated according to the manufacturer's instructions with minor modifications.