Optimal preparation and purification of PRD1-like bacteriophages for use in environmental fate and transport studies.

@article{Mesquita2010OptimalPA,
  title={Optimal preparation and purification of PRD1-like bacteriophages for use in environmental fate and transport studies.},
  author={Maria M. F. Mesquita and Jesse Stimson and G-T Chae and Nathalie Tufenkji and Carol J. Ptacek and David W. Blowes and Monica B. Emelko},
  journal={Water research},
  year={2010},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={1114-25}
}
Bacteriophages are bacterial viruses with unique characteristics that make them excellent surrogates for mammalian pathogenic viruses in environmental studies. Simple and reliable methodologies for isolation, detection, characterization and enumeration of somatic and F-specific bacteriophage are available in the literature. Limited information or methods are available for producing high-titer purified phage suspensions for studying microbial transport and survival in natural and engineered… CONTINUE READING