Bacteriophage isolation from human saliva

  title={Bacteriophage isolation from human saliva},
  author={George J. Bachrach and M Leizerovici-Zigmond and Amir Zlotkin and Ronit Naor and Doron Steinberg},
  journal={Letters in Applied Microbiology},
Aims: To detect bacteriophages for Gram‐positive oral pathogens in human saliva. 
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