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    1. Yes, siphoviridae phages infect bacteria using the same mechanism as myoviridae, so it has the potential to be used for phage therapies

  1. Why has there been a rise in antibiotic resistance? Are there other ways to treat this in addition to phage therapy?

    1. Some bacteria in a population have mutations that are resistant to an antibiotic, and when that antibiotic is administered to the population, only those with the mutation will survive and reproduce. That means the next generation will be entirely resistant to that antibiotic, and eventually the antibiotic will not be effective on the bacterial strain. Throughout history, a heavy reliance on antibiotics for medical treatments has caused antibiotic resistance to become much more prevalent. As of now, there are a few other alternatives, but none that match the efficacy of antibiotics

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