Dr. İpek Kurtböke
University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
Bacteriophages have received attention as biological control agents since their discovery and recently their value as tools has been further emphasized in many different fields of microbiology. Particularly, in drug design and development programs, phage and prophage genomics provide the field with new insights. Bacteriophages reveals information on the organisms ranging from their biology to their applications in agriculture and medicine. Contributors address a variety of topics capturing information on advancing technologies in the field. The book starts with the biology and classification of bacteriophages with subsequent chapters addressing phage infections in industrial processes and their use as therapeutic or biocontrol agents. Microbiologists, biotechnologists, agricultural, biomedical and sanitary engineers will find Bacteriophages invaluable as a solid resource and reference book.
A Phage-Guided Route to Discovery of Bioactive Rare Actinomycetes
in the book "Bacteriophages" edited by Ipek Kurtboke, ISBN 978-953-51-0272-4, InTech, March 3, 2012