from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A virus that infects and lyses certain bacteria.
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- n. A virus that specifically infects bacteria.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a virus which infects bacteria; -- also colloquially called phage in laboratory jargon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a virus that is parasitic (reproduces itself) in bacteria
In 1917 Felix d'Herelle created the term bacteriophage to describe viruses that could infect bacteria.
T4 is a bacteria-eating virus called a bacteriophage, or phage for short.
The clincher for me was an optional evening laboratory in bacteriophage genetics taught by Bob Edgar and Charlie Steinberg.
The bacteriophage is not a materialized hereditary property, and
The DNA of the temperate bacteriophage is a circular - that is, closed - structure.
It thus appeared that the development of the prophage into bacteriophage is a mortal disease.
The bacteriophage is "liberated" only if the bacterium is
Around 1940 Delbrück, Hershey and Luria became interested in bacteriophage, a type of virus that infects bacteria, rather than ordinary cells.
Benzer38 with bacteriophage, is that of the detailed correlation of fine structure of the gene in terms of mutation and recombination, with its fine structure in terms of activity.
The word bacteriophage is derived from the Greek "phagein," meaning eater of bacteria.