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Bacteriophage Structure and Function

Bacteriophage are viruses that infect bacteria. They were discovered independently by Frederick W. Twort in England in 1915 and by Felix d’ Herelle at the Pasteur’s Institute in Paris in 1917. The term bacteriophage age was coined by D’ Herelle which means bacteria eater. Bacterial viruses are widely distributed in nature. Phages exist in almost all bacteria. Systematic:    Position Division: ...

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