Phage-Bacteria Interplay: Phage Biology and Phage Therapy

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Microbiology and Immunology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2024 | Viewed by 137

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedics, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Interests: phage; periprosthetic infections
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Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Interests: phage; biofilm

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Bacteriophages (phages) are naturally occurring viruses that specifically infect and replicate within bacterial cells. Phages play a crucial role in shaping microbial communities and influencing bacterial evolution. Over the past few years, there has been a surge in exploring the therapeutic potential of phages against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

This Special Issue entitled “Phage–Bacteria Interplay: Phage Biology and Phage Therapy” aims to present recent research related to phages with special focus on, but not limited to, the following areas: phage genomics, phage diversity, phage therapy, phage–host interactions, phage-mediated horizontal gene transfer, diverse mechanisms of phage infection, microbiome, replication and interaction with bacterial hosts. This Special Issue is devoted to publishing papers on studies of the biology, therapy and application of phages. Reviews, original research and communications will be welcome.

Dr. Hesham Abdelbary
Dr. Mariam Taha
Guest Editors

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  • microbiome
  • phage therapy
  • phage resistance
  • phage biology
  • phage engineering

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