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After a long career in microbiology, 80-year-old Carl Merrill recently came out of retirement to pursue another germ-killing weapon: a family of germ-killing viruses known as bacteriophages.
Why not try infecting her husband with bacteria-hunting viruses called bacteriophages?
Students in the program learn to isolate and characterize bacteriophages, annotate the phage genomes, and then submit the sequences to a national database.
French microbiologist Felix d’Herelle and British bacteriologist Frederick Twort are credited with identifying bacteriophages a century ago.
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First Known Use: 1917See Words from the same year
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