Bacteriophage

Bacteriophages: Discovery, Detection, and Applications

Bacteriophages: Discovery, Detection, and Applications

Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria and archaea. They have a simple structure with genetic materials covered in a protein coat.

Bacteriophage: Structure, Replication, Uses

Bacteriophage: Structure, Replication, Uses

Bacteriophage is a type of virus that infects and replicates within bacteria and archaea. Current use includes vector and potential antibacterial agent.

Phage Typing Method: Principle, Procedure, Results

Phage Typing Method: Principle, Procedure, Results

When a panel of lytic phages is inoculated on a lawn inoculum of the bacteria, phages which are able to set up a lytic infection produce a clear zone.

Bacteriophage Plaque Assay: Principle, Procedure, Results

Bacteriophage Plaque Assay: Principle, Procedure, Results

Lysis of the bacteriophage is indicated by the formation of a zone of clearing or plaque within the lawn of bacteria.