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Tag Archives: Bacteriophages
Microbes, from the smallest viruses to the largest unicellular protists, dominate our oceans, playing a central role in ocean food webs and as key drivers of biogeochemical processes, yet the complex interactions and ecological significance of these relationships within and … Continue reading
Viruses that infect bacteria are among the most abundant life forms on Earth. Oceans and soils, and potentially even our bodies, would be overrun with bacteria were it not for bacteriophages. A new study suggests that bacteriophages with RNA genomes … Continue reading
I’m a bit of a sceptic when it comes to the idea that “phage therapy” is going to save us when the antibiotics fail. There have been enough clinical trails now to show that this cannot be true, at least … Continue reading
This short review highlights the spectrum of innate strategies used by bacteria to evade phage predation. Continue reading
“[the] molecular biology of higher organisms does not stand on the shoulder of giants, but on the shoulder of dwarfs like phage T4 and lambda.” Continue reading
Bacteriophages direct many aspects of bacterial behaviour. Continue reading
This short review is worth reading because it takes a thoughtful and holistic approach to the idea of phage therapy. Continue reading
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