Phage biology

Phage biology is the scientific discipline concerned with the study of all biological aspects of bacteriophages (phages), which are viruses that infect bacteria. This includes the distribution, biochemistry, physiology, cell biology, ecology, evolution and applications of phages.

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News and Comment

  • Editorial |

    Long-known to happen in other realms of the microscopic and macroscopic worlds, social interactions in viruses are increasingly being appreciated and have the potential to influence many processes, including viral pathogenesis, resistance to antiviral immunity, establishment of persistence and even life cycle choice.

  • Research Highlights |

    Two new studies investigated the human gut virome and report the positive correlation between microbiome diversity and phage diversity, and the link between phage expansion and intestinal inflammation.

    • Andrea Du Toit