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  1. Since lytic phages are usually used for phage therapy so they can immediately lyse the bacteria, are there any application for phages that are temperate specifically?

    1. We know that temperate phages can either undergo the lytic or lysogenic lifecycle. It is true that lytic phages are more commonly used for phage therapy since they can immediately lyse the bacteria. In turn, temperate phages have been avoided because of their inherent capacity to mediate the transfer of genes between bacteria through specialized transduction. Advanced in sequencing technology are providing new opportunities to explore the uses of temperate phages!

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