On episode #6 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Cliff, Michael and Elio review the use of bacteriophages to manage infections, and the presence of antibiotic resistance genes in bacteriophages from urban sewage and river water.
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Links for this episode:
- Potential bacteriophage applications (Microbe)
- Revived interest in bacteriophages (Current Biology)
- Pulmonary bacteriophage therapy for Pseudomonas infections (PLoS One)
- Bacteriophage therapy for chronic otitis (Clin Otolaryngology)
- Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans bacteriophage capable of lysing biofilm (AEM)
- Clinical trials using bacteriophage
- Antibiotic resistance genes in environmental bacteriophages (PLoS One)
- Letters read on TWiM #6
The model of bacteriophage T4 shown in the photo is described here.
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