bacteriophage typing


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bac·te·ri·o·phage typ·ing

a microbiologic procedure, of epidemiologic importance, for distinguishing types within a seemingly homogeneous bacterial species or strain by the use of type-specific bacteriophage.

bacteriophage typing

the process of identifying a species of bacterium according to the type of virus that attacks it.

bacteriophage typing

Determination of the subdivision of a bacterial species by a type-specific bacteriophage.
See also: typing

bacteriophage typing

see PHAGE TYPING.
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A correlation existed between drug resistance and phage types in that all the R-AS strains (n = 37) showed RDNC-a in bacteriophage typing, and all the RDNC-a strains (n = 40) were resistant to at least ampicillin including two R-A and one R-AST strains.
19) compared the SSR region in the protein A gene in a collection of MRSA isolates studied by classical bacteriophage typing and showed that spa-typing clustered isolates previously grouped to phage type III-29.