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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)
Coliphage phi1, which was isolated for phage therapy in the Republic of Georgia, is closely related to the T-like myovirus RB49. The approximately 275 open reading frames encoded by each phage have an average level of amino acid identity of 95.8%. RB49 lacks 7 phi1 genes while 10 phi1 genes are missing from RB49. Most of these unique genes encode functions(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)
BACKGROUND Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most prevalent microbial diseases and their financial burden on society is substantial. The continuing increase of antibiotic resistance worldwide is alarming so that well-tolerated, highly effective therapeutic alternatives are urgently needed. OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of bacteriophages(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)
The rapid propagation of multi-drug resistant bacterial strains is leading to renewed interest in bacte-riophage therapy. With challenges in the treatment of bacterial infections, it is essential for people worldwide to understand how alternative approaches , such as bacteriophages, could be used to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria. The Eliava Institute(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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