Professor Plum, in the Lab, with the Pipette

Bacteriophage (phage), viruses that are parasites to bacteria, are the most abundant organism on Earth, and are found basically everywhere; there are about 10³¹ singular phage organisms in the world. It is believed that phage could be used as enhancements or replacements to antibiotics, especially for "superbugs" that are heavily mutated, because phage are able to adapt and
mutate at the same rate as, if not faster than, bacteria.
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Abstract/Description: Bacteriophage (phage), viruses that are parasites to bacteria, are the most abundant organism on Earth, and are found basically everywhere; there are about 10³¹ singular phage organisms in the world. It is believed that phage could be used as enhancements or replacements to antibiotics, especially for "superbugs" that are heavily mutated, because phage are able to adapt and mutate at the same rate as, if not faster than, bacteria.
Subject(s): Phage identification
Undergraduate Research
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