18 July 2017

Phage! Bacteria Killer – DRH054

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Episode 054 – Phage! Bacteria Killer

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A Bacteriophage is a virus that infects and replicates within a bacterium. The term is derived from “bacteria” and the Greek: φαγεῖν (phagein), “to devour”. Phages replicate within the bacterium following the injection of their genome into its cytoplasm. Bacteriophages are ubiquitous viruses, found wherever bacteria exist. It’s estimated there are more than ten million trillion trillion bacteriophages,more than every other organism on Earth, including bacteria, combined.

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