bacteriophages


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bacteriophages

viruses with specific affinity for bacteria; used widely in eastern Europe as an alternative to antibiotic therapy
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Isolation of Shigella sonnei lysogenic for a bacteriophage encoding gene for production of Shiga toxin.
In order to use bacteriophages, scientists have needed to find out how precisely the viruses destroy cell walls.
The company said its new product, known as Biotector, is the world's first substitutive product which uses bacteriophage for feed-grade antibiotics.
The results indicate that bacteriophage treatments can kill E.
Interest in bacteriophages is ramping up with the emergence of antibiotic-resistant organisms.
Our results also indicated that the inclusion of antibiotics and bacteriophages benefited the microflora in the intestine.
Bacteriophages are viruses that can infect bacteria and multiply within them, breaking down the cell and destroying the bacteria - amplifying themselves in the process to deal with more bacteria.
The preparation consists of six naturally occurring bacteriophages isolated from the environment, studied and carefully selected for inclusion in LMP-102[TM] by scientists.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands, October 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A treatment with natural bacteriophages - Greek for bacteria-eaters - can offer a biological solution for the protection of certain foods against listeria.
EBI recently established its Phage Technology Center in the Netherlands to support the industrial-scale production of bacteriophages.
The facility will harbour the Western World's first facility for industrial scale production of bacteriophages and will serve as the company's Research & Development headquarters.