7 thoughts on “P54 – Mallela

    1. Phages help fight bacterial infections within food, therefore helping prevent the spread of foodborne illnesses. Isolating phages helps fight more specific bacterial infections as each phage has distinct characteristics.

    1. Yes! The first experiment is a plaque streak where a plaque is scraped into buffer and then streaked onto an L-agar plate. The web pattern plate is created through serial dilutions which is done by plating less concentrated version of phage lysate to create a plate 20-200 plaques. The electron micrograph is taken using an electron microscope and observing the phage lysate underneath it.

    1. Phage therapy is used to fight deadly bacterial infections with the human body and food. Phages are selected to fight specific infections, and are relatively harmless to the outside body, therefore only killing the bacteria it targets. Phage therapy is a growing and promising solution to antibiotic resistant infections, where antibiotics no longer work in fighting bacterial infections and therefore phage can be used to kill off the infection instead.

    2. Phage therapy is used to fight off deadly bacterial infections within the human body and food. Phage therapy is useful in fighting antibiotic resistant bacteria infections, as these infections can become deadly and very damaging to the human body. Phages are selected to fight specific infections, and are harmless to the rest of the body, only targeting the bacteria it codes for. Therefore, this makes phage therapy a promising and needed solution to the growing medical problem of antibiotic resistant infections.

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