9 thoughts on “P4 – Salazar

  1. What diseases, or type of diseases, are likely to be cured in the research discussed in future directions?

    1. Usually phage therapy is used to treat antibiotic resistant disease, so all the diseases that fall in that category can be treated with phage therapy, an example would be tuberculosis, or diseases caused by E. coli.

  2. You mentioned the size of the plaques, how do you think plaque size affects how successful the phage is?

    1. The size of the plaque is proportional to the efficiency of adsorption, therefore the morphology (including size) of the plaque can affect the enrichment, it can make it poor, it can also affect the productivity and the concentration. Generally, the plaques won’t be really big but if they are they can cause some issues as well.

  3. Great poster and presentation, does the life cycle of the phage impact its ability to infect bacteria?

    1. The phage lifecycle just determines the two different ways a phage can infect bacteria (either lytic or lysogenic), and depending on this, the phage can infect different type of bacteria and treat certain diseases, if the phage does not go through either lytic or lysogenic cycle then it will not infect any bacteria, so lifecycle is crucial when it comes to infecting bacteria

  4. Based on the potential phage cluster, what diseases could the Tempura Phage be used for treatment?

    1. Tempura is most likely belongs to the BU cluster phage, meaning it can infect diseases that are affected by the BU cluster

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