Phage cocktails and the future of phage therapy.

  title={Phage cocktails and the future of phage therapy.},
  author={Benjamin Chan and Stephen T. Abedon and Catherine Loc-Carrillo},
  journal={Future microbiology},
  volume={8 6},
Viruses of bacteria, known as bacteriophages or phages, were discovered nearly 100 years ago. Their potential as antibacterial agents was appreciated almost immediately, with the first 'phage therapy' trials predating Fleming's discovery of penicillin by approximately a decade. In this review, we consider phage therapy that can be used for treating bacterial infections in humans, domestic animals and even biocontrol in foods. Following an overview of the topic, we explore the common practice… CONTINUE READING
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