bacteriophage bacteriophage


  • (n) a virus that is parasitic (reproduces itself) in bacteria

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  1. Special bacteriophage has also been successful against Asiatic cholera, bubonic plague.
  2. The bacteriophage which is liberated by Vibrio cholerae, discovered by d'Herelle in 1917, had eradicated the disease and immunized the population of large areas.
  3. One type of protobe, the bacteriophage, he has made his peculiar study.


  • AmpliPhi Closes $7 Million Private Placement

    AmpliPhi BioSciences Corp. , the world leader in the development of bacteriophage-based antibacterial therapies to treat drug resistant infections, announced today the completion of a successful private placement of convertible preferred stock with gross proceeds of $7 million.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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