Tag Archives: Bacteriophages

Bacteriophage behavioral ecology: How phages alter their host’s habits

Bacteriophages direct many aspects of bacterial behaviour. Continue reading

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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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