Phage Therapy of Coral White Plague Disease: Properties of Phage BA3

  title={Phage Therapy of Coral White Plague Disease: Properties of Phage BA3},
  author={Rotem Efrony and Ilil Atad and Eugene Rosenberg},
  journal={Current Microbiology},
The bacteriophage BA3 multiplies in and lyses the coral pathogen Thalassomonas loyana. The complete genome of phage BA3 was sequenced; it contains 47 open reading frames with a 40.9% G + C content. Phage BA3 adsorbed to its starved host in seawater with a k = 1.0 × 10−6 phage ml−1 min−1. Phage therapy of coral disease in aquarium experiments was successful when the phage was added at the same time as the pathogen or 1 day later, but failed to protect the coral when added 2 days after bacterial… 

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