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  1. How would you go about testing if Reiner could be used against anti-biotic resistant bacteria?

    1. To test this, we would start by seeing if it’s possible to genetically modify Reiner to become a lytic phage. This would require inactivating the repressor protein in Reiner’s genome. If Reiner can’t become a lytic phage, it would not be capable of treating antibiotic resistant bacteria, because it wouldn’t kill the problematic bacterial cells. If Reiner can become a lytic phage, we would likely test Reiner’s ability to infect various bacteria that have developed antibiotic resistance.

    1. A cluster is a group of phages, each with similar DNA sequences. B and A clusters are two of these groupings of phages. A lot can be learned about a phage based on the cluster it is part of, because phages in similar clusters have similar genomes and infect similar bacteria.

  2. I really liked your presentation! I think looking over your research maybe one more time would be beneficial so that your presentation will flow a little bit better. Also, make sure that you have the correct size font for the title because it is going in the CU logo. This is another nit picky one but the references are going off of the page.

    1. A cluster is a group of phages, each with similar DNA sequences. B and K clusters are two of these groupings of phages. A lot can be learned about a phage based on the cluster it is part of, because phages in similar clusters have similar genomes and infect similar bacteria. We will use our knowledge about the clusters our phage might belong to in order to predict aspects of its DNA sequences and speculate real world applications for it.

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