Bacteriophages in Health and Disease (Advances in Molecular and Cellular Microbiology #24) (Hardcover)

By Paul Hyman (Editor), Stephen T. Abedon (Editor)

Cabi, 9781845939847, 280pp.

Publication Date: November 15, 2012

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Description

Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria; as such, they have many potential uses for promoting health and combating disease. This book covers the many facets of phage-bacterial-human interaction in three sections: the role and impact of phages on natural bacterial communities, the potential to develop phage-based therapeutics and other aspects in which phages can be used to combat disease, including bacterial detection, bacterial epidemiology, the tracing of fecal contamination of water and decontamination of foods.