Bacteriophages: An Overview and Synthesis of a Re-Emerging Field


Daniel Harrington (Editor)

Series: Bacteriology Research Developments
BISAC: SCI006000

This current book provides an overview of current research on bacteriophages. Chapter One discusses bacteriophages of pathogenic vibrios, identification and differentiation. Chapter Two reviews recent literature about the application of phages for the biocontrol of microorganisms in meat and meat products, with a particular emphasis on chicken, beef and pork in order to shed light on the efficacy of such strategy for the prevention and/or eradication of spoilage and pathogenic microorganisms in foods and food processing environments. Chapter Three studies the synthesis of the divalent cation requirements for efficient adsorption of bacteriophage onto bacterial cells. Chapter Four focuses on the isolation and evaluation of the lytic spectrum of bacteriophages active against food-borne bacteria. Chapter Five presents data about the history and present-day of using bacteriophage preparations in treatment and prevention of various infectious diseases, in particular – of suppurative-inflammatory diseases of the respiratory organs. Chapter Six reviews phagebiotics in treatment and prophylaxis of healthcare-associated infections. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Bacteriophages of Pathogenic Vibrios, Identification, Differentiation
N.E. Gaevskaya, T.A. Kudryakova,and L.D. Makedonskaya (The Rostov-on-Don antiplague institute of Rospotrebnadzor, Rostov-on-Don, Russia)

Chapter 2. Bacteriophages as Biocontrol Agents in Meat and Meat Products
Paola Zinno, Chiara Devirgiliis and Gianluigi Mauriello (Food and Nutrition Research Center, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA-NUT), Rome, Italy, and others)

Chapter 3. A Synthesis of the Divalent Cation Requirements for Efficient Adsorption of Bacteriophage onto Bacterial Cells
Katrina Christi, Jennifer Elliman and Leigh Owens (College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Discipline of Biomedicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia)

Chapter 4. Isolation and Evaluation of the Lytic Spectrum of Bacteriophages Active Against Food-borne Bacteria
Alexandra Ribeiro, Joana Silva, Paul Gibbs, and Paula Teixeira (Universidade Católica Portuguesa, CBQF – Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina – Laboratório Associado, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal)

Chapter 5. Phage Therapy of Suppurative-Inflammatory Diseases of the Respiratory Organs
Andrey Aleshkin (G. N. Gabrichevsky Moscow Research Institute for Epidemiology and Microbiology, Moscow, Russian Federation)

Chapter 6. Phagebiotics in Treatment and Prophylaxis of Healthcare-Associated Infections
A. Aleshkin, O. Ershova, N. Volozhantsev, E. Svetoch, E. Rubalsky, A. Borzilov, V. Aleshkin, S. Afanasiev, and S. Bochkareva (Gabrichevsky Research Institute for Epidemiology and Microbiology, Moscow, Russia, and others)



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