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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Bacteriophage typing was done according to the Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS), London, United Kingdom guidelines (4).
Historically, isolates were distinguished by phenotypic methods, including antibiotic susceptibility testing and bacteriophage typing.