virulent phage

virulent phage

a BACTERIOPHAGE which, following phage replication in the cell, results in LYSIS of the host. It cannot be integrated into the chromosome of the host, unlike a TEMPERATE PHAGE.
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Qimron and his colleagues set out to understand how all 56 proteins found in T7, a particularly virulent phage that infects Escherichia coli bacteria, contribute to its functioning.
Prophage origin of a virulent phage appearing in fermentations of Lactobacillus casei S-1.
The plaques were clear, indicating the presence of virulent phages as suggested by Sechaud et al.
The team has a phage bank with more than 100 phages, and from that they selected four virulent phages (known to the researchers as Sano, Salvo, Prado and Paz) based on their physical and genetic characteristics.
Microbiologists, immunologists, and other biomedical specialists present virulent phages as antibacterial agents and survey their main therapeutic applications.