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phage

 (fāj)
n.
A bacteriophage.

phage

(feɪdʒ)
n
(Microbiology) short for bacteriophage

phage

(feɪdʒ)

n.
[by shortening]

-phage

a combining form meaning “a thing that devours,” used esp. in the names of viruses and phagocytes: bacteriophage; macrophage.
[n. use of Greek -phagos -phagous]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phage - a virus that is parasitic (reproduces itself) in bacteria; "phage uses the bacterium's machinery and energy to produce more phage until the bacterium is destroyed and phage is released to invade surrounding bacteria"
virus - (virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein
coliphage - a bacteriophage that infects the bacterium Escherichia coli
typhoid bacteriophage - a bacteriophage specific for the bacterium Salmonella typhi
Translations

phage

[ˈfeɪdʒ] n (=bacteriophage) → phage m

phage

n. bacteriófago.
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They all work in essentially the same way: After an infection, bacteria hoard scraps of phage DNA in their own genomes, separated by short palindromic repeats of their own DNA.
coli O157:H7 occurred at 5 C in the presence of phage FAHEc1 at greater than 107 plaque-forming units per ml in broth in vitro.
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In our study, we searched for such stolen phage DNA pieces carried by bacteria living in the human gut," says senior author Rotem Sorek.
No reports of serious side effects have been recorded, and fever and other minor side effects came from contaminants like endotoxins in early phage preparations.
Among the topics are diseases caused by phages, phages and bacterial epidemiology, phages as therapeutic delivery vehicles, bacteriophage-based methods of detecting and identifying bacteria, phage therapy of wounds and related purulent infections, and the role of phages in controlling bacterial pathogens in food.
While the psh, cep, gIIICTX, ace and zot encoded proteins are needed for phage morphogenesis, the products of the ctxAB genes are not strictly required for the life cycle of the phage but are responsible for the severe diarrhoea associated with cholera (11).
Nomenclature of Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus aureus phage In the present study MRSA isolates from diabetic foot is designated as MRSA-CSV35 and MRSA Phage is designated as phage [PHI] SH-56
A sampling of topics from the first volume: bacteriophage enrichment from water and soil, isolation of phage via induction of lysogens, enumeration of bacteriophages by double agar overlay plaque assay, basic phage electron microscopy, construction of phage mutants, generalized transduction, and preparation and characterization of anti-phage serum.
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