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Bacteriocins and bacteriophages

Bacteriology

General Basic Characteristics

  1. Martin Day BSc, PhD Reader in Microbial Genetics

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0005

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Day, M. 2010. Bacteriocins and bacteriophages. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. Cardiff University, School of Biosciences, Cardiff, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Bacteriocins
  • 3
    Bacteriophages
  • 4
    Conclusions

Keywords:

  • bacteriocins and bacteriophages;
  • bacteriocins-proteins to kill or inhibit competing strains;
  • membrane potential destruction;
  • protein synthesis inhibition;
  • bacteriophages (phages)-viruses in bacterial cells and biosynthetic systems for reproduction;
  • single-stranded RNA phages;
  • phage role in natural bacterial populations;
  • bacteriocins and bacteriophages-affecting growth and biochemical relationships