Bacteriophages

Bacteriophages

Bacteriophages are bacterial viruses. They are very ubiquitous in the environment. They are also used for water quality testing as they are considered to show a similar fate and persistence in the environment as compared to human enteric viruses. Frequently used phages are somatic coliphages, male-specific RNA coliphages (F-RNA coliphages) and phages infecting Bacteroides fragilis.

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