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Recently the genome sequences of two brucellaphages, isolated in Georgia (Tb) and Mexico (Pr) were reported revealing pronounced sequence homogeneity and the presence of two major indels discriminating the two phages. Subsequent genome sequencing of six diagnostic brucellaphages: Tbilisi (Tb), Firenze (Fz), Weybridge (Wb), S708, Berkeley (Bk) and R/C phages(More)
In recent decades the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains has become a serious threat to the treatment of infectious diseases. Drug resistance of Staphylococcus aureus has become a major problem in hospitals of many countries, including developed ones. Today the interest in alternative remedies to antibiotics, including bacteriophage(More)
The sensitivity of 512 newly isolated Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical strains to six classes of antimicrobial preparations has been studied. Antibiotic-resistant strains were selected and genotyped. Three new virulent bacteriophages of the families Myoviridae and Podoviridae were isolated against these strains. The parameters of the intracellular phage(More)
Bacteriophage genes offer a potential resource for development of new antibiotics. Here, we identify at least six genes of Staphylococcus aureus phage Sb-1 that have bactericidal activity when expressed in Escherichia coli. Since the natural host is gram-positive, and E. coli is gram-negative, it is likely that a variety of quite different bacterial(More)
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