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Perspectives and Future

Edited by Renos Savva

Birkbeck, University of London

Bacteriophages are viruses that utilise bacterial cells as factories for their own propagation and as safe havens for their genomic material. They are capable of equipping bacteria with properties that bestow environmental advantages. They are also capable of specifically and efficiently killing bacteria.Bacteriophages are resilient in a wide diversity of environments, presumed to be as ancient as life itself, and are estimated to be the most numerous biological entities on the planet. Their overarching capacity to survive via molecular adaptation is supported by an arsenal of encoded enzymatic tools, which also enabled biotechnology. This volume includes contributions that describe bacteriophages as nanomachines, genetic engineers, and also as medicines and technologies of the future, including relevant production and process issues.

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BacteriophagesPerspectives and FutureEdited by Renos Savva

Published: February 19th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73439

ISBN: 978-1-83880-446-6

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-438-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-447-3

Copyright year: 2020

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4183 Total Chapter Downloads

1 Crossref Citations

1 Web of Science Citations

6 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Nature’s Ancient Nanomachines and Their Synthetic Future

By Renos Savva


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2. Bacteriophages: Their Structural Organisation and Function

By Helen E. White and Elena V. Orlova


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3. Biotechnology Tools Derived from the Bacteriophage/Bacteria Arms Race

By Vitor B. Pinheiro


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4. The Unusual Linear Plasmid Generating Systems of Prokaryotes

By Sophie E. Knott, Sarah A. Milsom and Paul J. Rothwell


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5. Scale-Up and Bioprocessing of Phages

By John Maxim Ward, Steven Branston, Emma Stanley and Eli Keshavarz-Moore


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6. Surveillance and Elimination of Bacteriophage Contamination in an Industrial Fermentation Process

By James A. Zahn and Mathew C. Halter


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7. Targeting Peptides Derived from Phage Display for Clinical Imaging

By Supang Khondee and Wibool Piyawattanametha


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