About the book
The book bacteriophages will describe what are bacteriophages, type of phages and their classification, and standard methods of isolation. Further on, it will describe phages as part of the human microbiome and the diseases for which they are being tested. The book will describe the phages as part of the mouth, skin, respiratory tract, lungs, and intestine of the human system. The bacteriophages are now used in various applications such as vaccine development, immunodiagnostics, gene therapy, phage-based therapeutics, bacterial detection and epidemiology, the role of phages in the control of bacterial pathogens in food.
The book will also describe human cases who have been treated for various diseases by phage therapy, as phage therapy is being followed practically in some parts of the globe. Also, knowledge about phage banks and the role of phages over antibiotics will be highlighted. Since antibiotic resistance is becoming a matter of concern bacteriophages have an important role to play.