Tag Archives: Bacteriophages

Life in a small cup of seawater

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

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RNA Bacteriophage Diversity

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

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Bio-Control of Salmonella in Foods Using Bacteriophages

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

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Battling Phages: How Bacteria Defend Against Viral Attack

This short review highlights the spectrum of innate strategies used by bacteria to evade phage predation. Continue reading

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Life in Our Phage World

“[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

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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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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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