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Edited by 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.

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BacteriophagesEdited by İpek Kurtböke

Published: March 14th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1065

ISBN: 978-953-51-0272-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5238-5

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

65202 Total Chapter Downloads

31 Crossref Citations

73 Web of Science Citations

88 Dimensions Citations


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1. Bacteriophages and Their Structural Organisation

By E.V. Orlova


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2. Some Reflections on the Origin of Lambdoid Bacteriophages

By Luis Kameyama, Eva Martínez-Peñafiel, Omar Sepúlveda-Robles, Zaira Y. Flores-López, Leonor Fernández, Francisco Martínez-Pérez and Rosa Ma. Bermúdez


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3. Gels for the Propagation of Bacteriophages and the Characterization of Bacteriophage Assembly Intermediates

By Philip Serwer


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4. Bacteriophages as Surrogates for the Fate and Transport of Pathogens in Source Water and in Drinking Water Treatment Processes

By Maria M.F. Mesquita and Monica B. Emelko


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5. Bacteriophages in Dairy Industry: PCR Methods as Valuable Tools

By Beatriz del Río, María Cruz Martín, Víctor Ladero, Noelia Martínez, Daniel M. Linares, María Fernández and Miguel A. Alvarez


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6. Bacteriophages of Bacillus subtilis (natto) and Their Contamination in Natto Factories

By Toshirou Nagai


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7. Bacteriophages of Ralstonia solanacearum: Their Diversity and Utilization as Biocontrol Agents in Agriculture

By Takashi Yamada


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8. Application of Therapeutic Phages in Medicine

By Sanjay Chhibber and Seema Kumari


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9. Successes and Failures of Bacteriophage Treatment of Enterobacteriaceae Infections in the Gastrointestinal Tract of Domestic Animals

By L.R. Bielke, G. Tellez and B.M. Hargis


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10. Phages as Therapeutic Tools to Control Major Foodborne Pathogens: Campylobacter and Salmonella

By Carla M. Carvalho, Sílvio B. Santos, Andrew M. Kropinski, Eugénio C. Ferreira and Joana Azeredo


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11. Bacteriophages of Clostridium perfringens

By Bruce S. Seal, Nikolay V. Volozhantsev, Brian B. Oakley, Cesar A. Morales, Johnna K. Garrish, Mustafa Simmons, Edward A. Svetoch and Gregory R. Siragusa


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12. A Phage-Guided Route to Discovery of Bioactive Rare Actinomycetes

By D.I. Kurtböke


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