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Outbreaks of cholera tend to wax and wane and are affected by many factors, including flooding, population displacement, the immunity of victims and a phage virus that attacks Vibrio bacteria.
The challenge, of course, is which phages should be chosen to do the job?
A posse of little guys called phages, which are actually viruses that infect bacteria and kill them.
Students in the program learn to isolate and characterize bacteriophages, annotate the phage genomes, and then submit the sequences to a national database.
Unlike bacteriocins, phages are capable of replicating.
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Origin and Etymology of phage
First Known Use: 1925See Words from the same year
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