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  • n. Plural form of phage.

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Examples

  • Cloning of cellular DNA fragments in phages or plasmids may afford the necessary probes for carrying out significant experiments.

    Renato Dulbecco - Nobel Lecture

  • Cattle walking through a car-wash-like spray of bacteria-eating viruses called phages sounds more science fiction than feedlot, but it's actually in use across the USA.

    USATODAY.com News - Top Stories

  • Texas A and M University researchers say information about such viral attackers, called phages or bacteriophages, might aid in the treatment of bacterial infections.

    offBeat

  • Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have shown that enzymes from bacteria-infecting viruses known as phages could have beneficial Strikingly high levels of H1N1 virus were spotted in the lungs of people who died rapidly from swine flu.

    WN.com - Articles related to Vietnam has new human bird flu case: Paper

  • A new study suggests that bacteria-infecting viruses †"called phages â€" can make collective decisions about whether to kill host cells immediately after infection or enter a latent state to remain within the host cell.

    Biology News Net

  • A new study suggests that bacteria-infecting viruses - called phages - can make collective decisions about whether to kill host cells immediately after infection or enter a latent state to remain within the host cell.

    innovations-report

  • Meanwhile, Christina Kellogg, an environmental microbiologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Eugene Rosenberg, a professor of molecular microbiology and biotechnology at Tel Aviv University in Israel, are independently investigating a different treatment approach that relies on bacteriophages ( "phages" for short), which unlike broad-spectrum antibiotics usually kill only bacteria of a single, targeted strain.

    Global warming takes a toll on coral reefs

  • US - Bacteriophages ( 'phages') - viruses that prey on foodborne-disease causing bacteria such as Salmonella - show potential to be used in a food safety pathogen reduction strategy in pigs, according to new research.

    ThePigSite - Global Pig Industry News Feeds

  • The phages used in Finalyse EC have been shown safe for the environment, humans and cattle, they "have no impact on other forms of life or the environment, and because they target specific bacteria, they will naturally break down without a suitable host," Todd says.

    New methods aim to keep E. coli in beef lower all year

  • There were two kinds of virus: prudent phages, which are more productive when alone, and rapacious phages, which displace prudent variants when they share a colony of bacteria.

    SuperCooperators

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