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Editors: Horace T. Adams
Book Description:
A bacteriophage is any one of a number of viruses that infect bacteria. The term is commonly used in its shortened form, phage.
Typically, bacteriophages consist of an outer protein hull enclosing genetic material. The genetic material can be ssRNA (single stranded RNA), dsRNA, ssDNA, or dsDNA between 5 and 500 kilo base pairs long with either circular or linear arrangement. Bacteriophages are much smaller than the bacteria they destroy - usually between 20 and 200 nm in size.

Phages are estimated to be the most widely distributed and diverse entities in the biosphere.[1] Phages are ubiquitous and can be found in all reservoirs populated by bacterial hosts, such as soil or the intestines of animals. One of the densest natural sources for phages and other viruses is sea water, where up to 9×108 virions per milliliter have been found in microbial mats at the surface, and up to 70% of marine bacteria may be infected by phages.

They have been used for over 60 years as an alternative to antibiotics in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. They are seen as a possible therapy against multi drug resistant strains of many bacteria.

This new book presents the latest research in this field from around the world.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Expert Commentary

Fighting Fire By Fire- Applying Temperate Phage For Preventing Phage Infection In Food Fermentations
(Xingmin Sun, Tufts Univ., Boston, Horst Neve, Knut J. Heller, Max Rubner-Inst., Kiel, Germany) (pp. 3-8)

Research and Review Studies

1. Bacteriophages and the Control of Bacteria in Food
(J.A. Hudson, L. McIntyre, C. Billington, ESR, Food Safety Programme, Ilam, Christchurch, New Zealand) (pp. 11-45)

2. Prophages Within the Bacterial Genomes: Contribution To Bacterial Variability
(Maite Muniesa, Ruth Serra-Moreno, Juan Jofre, Univ. Of Barcelona,Barcelona, Spain) (pp. 47-78)

3. Use of Phage-Battery to Isolate Industrially-Important Rare Actinomycetes^
(Ipek Kurtböke, University of the Sunshine Coast, Faculty of Science, Health and Education, Maroochydore DC, Queensland, Australia) (pp. 79-117)

4. Bacteriophage Encoded Murein Hydrolases
(Yves Briers, Guido Volckaert and Rob Lavigne, Division of Gene Technology, Department of Biosystems, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Kasteelpark Arenberg, Leuven, Belgium) (pp. 119-149)

5. Inactivation Of Viruses With Femtosecond Laser Pulses
(K.T.Tsen,Eric C.Dykeman,Otto F. Sankey, Arizona State University, Tempe,Arizona,Shaw-Wei D.Tsen, Johns Hopkins School Of Medicine, Baltimore,Juliann G.Kiang, Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences, Bethesda)(pp. 151-177)

6. Experimental Fitness Landscape For Bacteriophage Infectivity
(Yuuki Hayashi, Tokyo Univ., Japan,Osaka Univ., Japan, Takuyo Aita, Osaka Univ. Japan, Tetsuya Yomo, Saitama Univ., Japan) (pp. 179-190)

7. Bacteriophage Intraspecific Cooperation and Defection
(Stephen T. Abedon, Department of Microbiology, The Ohio State University, Mansfield, OH) (pp. 191-215)

8. Impact of Phage Properties on Bacterial Survival
(Stephen T. Abedon, Department of Microbiology, The Ohio State University, Mansfield, OH) (pp. 217-235)

9. Phage Display in Brain Tumor Research
(Tatiana I. Samoylova and Nancy R. Cox, Scott-Ritchey Research Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, AL) (pp. 237-248)

10. Deconstructing Chemostats Towards Greater Phage-Modeling Precision
(Stephen T. Abedon, Department of Microbiology, The Ohio State University, Mansfield, OH) (pp. 249-283)

11. Disambiguating Bacteriophage Pseudolysogeny: An Historical Analysis of Lysogeny, Pseudolysogeny, and the Phage Carrier State^
(Stephen T. Abedon, Department of Microbiology, The Ohio State University, Mansfield, OH) (pp. 285-307)

12. Impact Of Lysogeny On Bacteria With A Focus On Lactic Acid Bacteria
(Xingmin Sun, Tufts Univ., Boston, Douwe Van Sinderen, Univ. College Cork, Ireland, Sylvain Moineau, Univ. Laval, Quebec,Canada, and Knut J. Heller, Max Rubner-Inst., Kiel, Germany) (pp. 309-336)

13. Contribution Of Negatively Charged Phosphate And KDO Residues On Lipopolysaccharide To The Binding and Conformational Change Of Spike G And H Proteins Of Bacteriophage
(Minoru Inagaki, Motoko Kazusa, Tomoe Hamano, Hisaki Kojima, Muneharu Kato, Mie Univ., Tsu, Japan) (pp. 337-351)

14. Mycobacteriophage And Control Of Tuberculosis
(Sergio Luis Yzquierdo,Dihadenys Lemus,Ernesto Montoro,Inst. De Medicina Tropical"Pedro Kouri",La Habana,Cuba,Vanaja Kumar,Tuberculosis Research Centre(ICMR),Chennai,India,Ruth McNerney,London School Of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine,London,United Kingdom) (pp. 353-373)

15. Contemporary Trends In Bacteriophage Research Bacteriophage Biocontrol:The Ralstonia Solanacearum Case
(Takashi Yamada, Graduate School Of Advanced Sciences Of Matter, Hiroshima Univ., Higashi-Hiroshima,Japan) (pp. 375-390)

16. Characterization Of Receptor Sites For Bacteriophages PL-1,J-1 And MLC-A Using Two Strains Of Lactobacillus Casei
(Maria Lujan Capra, Andrea Del Lujan Quiberoni, Jorge Alberto Reinheimer, Inst. De Lactologia Industrial,Univ. Nacional Del Litoral,Santa Fe, Argentina) (pp. 393-406)

17. Usage Of Bacteriophage In Display Technology: An Effective Identification Of Target-Binding Peptide Protein From Large Repertoires Of Sequences
(Teruhiko Mstsubara, Keio University,Japan) (pp. 407-419)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009 2nd Quarter
   Pages: 447 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-181-4
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
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