bacteriophage resistance

bac·te·ri·o·phage re·sis·tance

resistance of a bacterial mutant to infection by a bacteriophage to which the parent (wild-type) strain is susceptible.
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Scientists have been attempting to construct a variety of food-grade cloning vectors for use in lactic acid bacteria and to improve the bacteriophage resistance of dairy starter cultures using genetic engineering techniques.
The goals of research at the Cooperative Research Center for Food Industry Innovation (CRC, University of New South Wales, Biotechnology Department, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia) are to construct a variety of food-grade cloning vectors for use in LAB and to improve the bacteriophage resistance of dairy starter cultures using genetic techniques.
Meanwhile, research into bacteriophage resistance has focused on consolidating data on phage resistance mechanisms that have been isolated.