8 thoughts on “P110 – Seyer

  1. What are the unique attributes/ characteristics of phages that belong to the f1 sub cluster?

    1. The F1 phages have a siphoviridae morphotype (long, non-contractile tails) and infect cells from the mycobacterium genus.

    1. There isn’t really a quantifiable correlation between tail and head length, but it can vary between subclusters.

    1. The F1 phages have a siphoviridae morphotype (long, non-contractile tails) and infect cells from the mycobacterium genus.

  2. Are F1 phages unique in their ability to fight antibiotic resistant bacteria compared to other groups of phages? How would they introduce the phages to a patient to be used in clinical purposes?

    1. All phages can fight bacterial infections because of the fact that they eat and kill bacteria. The subclusters vary in what genus of bacteria the phages in that cluster can infect. In a clinical setting, phage treatment would be administered usually intravenously. Most phage treatments are usually a cocktail of multiple different phages from different clusters, because each phage type only infects ONE species of bacteria.

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