Tag Archives: Bacteriophages

Where do viruses come from?

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Exploiting bacteriophages for human health

This short review is worth reading because it takes a thoughtful and holistic approach to the idea of phage therapy. Continue reading

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Quorum Sensing Genes Discovered in a Bacteriophage

Some groundbreaking new research from my Leicester colleagues that’s too good to resist blogging about. Continue reading

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MicrobiologyBytes Weekly – timebombs, smarter antibiotic use and bacteriophages you've never even heard of

Welcome to the first edition of the new format MicrobiologyBytes. Continue reading

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Bacteria-eating viruses aid war on superbugs

University of Leicester researchers use phages to fight Clostridium difficile. Continue reading

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Are we missing half of the viruses in the ocean?

There are lots of viruses in seawater – but maybe we’re not seeing the whole picture? Continue reading

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What is the commonest living thing on Earth? 

Pelagibacter ubique is the most successful member of a group of bacteria called SAR11, that jointly constitute about a third of the single-celled organisms in the ocean. But this is not P. ubique’s only claim to fame, for unlike almost … Continue reading

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Phage-bacteria infection networks

The way populations of bacteriophage interact with populations of bacteria is complex, but vital to understand. Continue reading

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Pirates of the Caudovirales

Molecular piracy is a biological phenomenon in which one replicon (the pirate) uses the structural proteins encoded by another replicon (the helper) to package its own genome and thus allow its propagation and spread. Such piracy is dependent on a … Continue reading

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