Bacteriophage resources

All bacteriophage resources for higher education

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ViralZone - Bacteriophage

The ViralZone website is an accessible database of information about viruses at degree and postgraduate level. Within the site you can find pages on the life cycles and molecular biology of nearly all characterised bacteriophage.

Resource: ViralZone
Approach: content material

Killer Cure

This video produced by the Giorgi Eliava Institute of Bacteriophage, Microbiology and Virology highlights the use of phage therapy as a potential therapeutic option for the treatment of bacterial disease.

Resource: Killer cure
Approach: video

Bacteriophage Specificity

This laboratory based activity published by Allen, M and Gyure, R (2013) is intended for use with undergraduate microbiologists/virologists. The activity highlights the basic molecular biology of phage and phage specificity whilst also developing practical and critical thinking skills.

Resource: Allen, M and Gyure, R (2013)
Approach: lab activity
Citation: Allen, Mary E., and Ruth A. Gyure. "An Undergraduate Laboratory Activity Demonstrating Bacteriophage Specificity." Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education: JMBE 14.1 (2013): 84.


MicrobiologyBytes is a blog featuring the latest microbiology news and research written by Dr Alan Cann of the University of Leicester. Dr Cann has a background in virological research and education. Whilst the subject matter of his blog is general microbiology, Dr Cann's background in virology make this an excellent resource for any under/postgraduate virologist.

Resource: MicrobiologyBytes
Approach: Subject material

Phage - an undergraduate overview

A collection of resources (including problem sets) outlining the molecular biology of phage and also their use in microbial biotechnology.

Resource: microbial genetics and phage
Approach: resource database

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