6 thoughts on “P62 – Smith

  1. What are the possible causes of the DNA becoming non-viable, and what protocols could prevent that in the future?

    1. In the future, it would be best to retry the DNA isolation protocol. It’s quite common for it to not work the first couple tries. My partner and I probably did a step wrong or took too long at a certain part so that’s why the DNA bands on the gel looked very light.

  2. Figure 4 shows that the DNA is low quality and likely to be degraded. What does this mean for your research and conclusions and how does this relate to the phage’s antibiotic qualities?

    1. The degraded DNA likely is due to a certain step in the DNA Isolation protocol. Though it may mean that there is little DNA phage present, it’s more than likely due to human error during that protocol.

  3. What is so important about the implication of the discovered phage in therapeutic practices?

    1. Great question! Phage is super important for its possibilities in treating antibiotic resistant bacteria. There’s been a huge rise over the years of antibiotic resistant “superbugs” that are extremely difficult to treat. Phage has the potential to treat these bacterial superbugs, which antibiotics cannot successfully treat.

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