bacteriophage

Virus which infects and destroys a bacterial host. Some phages, however, will incorporate their DNA into that of their host, and remain dormant for an extended period. For this reason, they have become essential tools of genetic engineers.
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bacteriophage

A virus that replicates inside a bacterium.
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bacteriophage

[n] - virus parasitic in bacteria
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Bacteriophage

Any virus that infect bacteria, also known as phage
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bacteriophage

a virus that infects bacteria. Some bacteriophage carry genes that code for toxin production.
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Bacteriophage

Bacteriophage: See: Phage.
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bacteriophage

<microbiology, virology> Viruses that have a specific affinity for and infect bacteria. ... The bacteriophages that attack Escherichia coli are termed coliphages, examples of these are lambda phage and the T even phages, T2, T4 and T6. Basically, phages consist of a protein coat or capsid enclosing the genetic material, DNA or RNA, that is in
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bacteriophage

phage noun a virus that is parasitic in bacteria; `phage uses the bacterium`s machinery and energy to produce more phage until the bacterium is destroyed and phage is released to invade surrounding bacteria`
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bacteriophage

(bak-tēr´e-o-fāj″) a virus that destroys bacteria by lysis; several varieties exist, and usually each attacks only one kind of bacteria. Often they attach themselves to the cell membrane of the bacterium and instill a charge of DNA into the cytoplasm; the DNA carries the genetic code of the virus a...
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bacteriophage

any of a group of viruses that infect bacteria. Bacteriophages were discovered independently by Frederick W. Twort in Great Britain (1915) and Félix ... [12 related articles]
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bacteriophage

bacteriophage, bacteriophagia 1. A virus infesting and usually lysing [destroying the bounding membrane] bacteria; sometimes abbreviated as phage. 2 An organism that feeds on bacteria.
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bacteriophage

Type: Term Pronunciation: bak-tēr′ē-ō-fāj Definitions: 1. A virus with specific affinity for bacteria. Bacteriophages have been found in association with nearly all groups of bacteria, including the Cyanobacteria; like other viruses they contain either (but never both) RNA or DNA and vary in structure from the seemingly si
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Bacteriophage

A bacteriophage (from `bacteria` and Greek φαγεῖν phagein "to devour") is any one of a number of viruses that infect bacteria. They do this by injecting genetic material, which they carry enclosed in an outer protein capsid. The genetic material can be ssRNA, dsRNA, ssDNA, or dsDNA (`ss-` or `ds-` prefix denotes single-strand or dou...
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Bacteriophage

See: phage
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bacteriophage

Also known simply as a phage; a virus that attacks and infects bacteria. The infection may or may not lead to the death of the bacterium, depending on the phage and sometimes on conditions. Each bacteriophage is specific to one form of bacterium. Bacteriophages make up a diverse group of viruses, ...
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bacteriophage

bacteriophage (băktēr'ēufāj") , virus that infects bacteria and sometimes destroys them by lysis, or dissolution of the cell. Bacteriophages, or phages, have a head composed of protein, an inner core of nucleic acid—either deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) or ribonucl...
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bacteriophage

Virus that attacks bacteria, commonly called a phage. Such viruses are now useful vectors in genetic engineering for introducing modified DNA
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Bacteriophage

See: phage
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Bacteriophage

A virus whose host is a bacterium
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Bacteriophage

A virus whose host is a bacterium
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Bacteriophage

A virus whose host is a bacterium, commonly called phage.
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