Exploring marine phage hunting in the greater Pensacola Beach area

A bacteriophage (often referred to as a “phage”) is a type of virus that infects bacteria. Specific phage strains only infect specific bacterial species. Phages can have two types of life cycles:
• Lytic phages force a host cell to quickly replicate the virus, which causes the cell to lyse.
• Temperate/lysogenic phages mostly follow the lysogenic cycle, which does not result in the immediate death of the host.
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Abstract/Description: A bacteriophage (often referred to as a “phage”) is a type of virus that infects bacteria. Specific phage strains only infect specific bacterial species. Phages can have two types of life cycles: • Lytic phages force a host cell to quickly replicate the virus, which causes the cell to lyse. • Temperate/lysogenic phages mostly follow the lysogenic cycle, which does not result in the immediate death of the host.
Subject(s): Undergraduate Research
UWF Sea Phages
Date Issued: 2021