Bacteriophages

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  • Causes Of Antimicrobial Resistance

    antibiotic resistant microbes had led researchers to consider taking a closer look at bacteriophage therapy as an alternative to treating infections with broad ranging antibiotics. Phage therapy was developed in the Soviet Union decades ago as way of treating bacterial infections because the trade embargo with the US prevented the soviets from acquiring adequate amounts of antibiotics (Reardon, 2004). Bacteriophages are viruses that specifically attack bacteria to treat infections by…

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  • Greek Alpha Letter

    two types of light chains in immunoglobulins. In Japanese folklore, Kappa is a prankster “river-child.” Lambda: Lambda is the eleventh letter of the Greek alphabet (Λ, λ), and it describes the eleventh brightest star in a constellation. It is a bacteriophage virus used in genetic research. In anatomy, lambda is the location where the parietal and occipital bone meet. In biochemistry, Lambda is a polypeptide chain that is one of two types of light chains in immunoglobulins. Mu: Mu is the twelfth …

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  • Bacteria Pseudomonas Syringea Pv Porri

    ADOPT A MICROBE Part 3 Marissa DiMauro BIO 250-550 In the selected article by Sofie Rombouts et al., there is a problem posed by the bacterium Pseudomonas syringea pv. porri. The issue is due to the bacterial blights produced by this pathogen, which hurts leek cultivation. This has caught scientist’s attention, as these cases of bacterial blights have been increasing and are causing economical losses in the process. Although there are different methods for disease…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Eugenics

    The siRNA is a pre-designed sequence located within an RNA scaffold that binds to the DNA and the sequence to guide Cas9 to the proper section of the genome that ensures the enzyme makes a precise cut across both strands of the DNA. For example, bacteriophages hunt bacteria in the ocean killing 40% daily. Phages are a virus that infects and replicates within a bacterium. They insert their own genetic code into the bacteria and take them to use as factories. The bacteria…

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  • Ehc O157 Case Study 1

    hospitalization and 61 deaths annually. CASE STUDY 1 The Walkerton, Ontario, Canada (population of 5,000) EHEC 0157 outbreak tragedy took place on 12 – 15th May, 2000. Reported 5 people died, 27 hospitalized and thousands sickened. This outbreak was due to the presence of EHEC O157 in the water supply of the small town. Symptoms started with reported cases of bloody diarrhea, gastrointestinal infections and accompanied with other symptoms. Even with these reported cases, the Walkertown Public…

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  • E. Coli Bacteria

    the elderly. The diagnosis of E. coli found in an elderly woman, Doris, makes sense especially with someone who has a history of UTI and kidney infections. Additionally, this species can acquire virulence factors encoded on their plasmids or in bacteriophage DNA, causing some strains to have enhanced virulence. E. coli 0157:H7 is a particularly virulent strain that has been linked with multiple kinds of contaminated food and has caused many deaths². This strain of E. coli forms a toxin that…

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  • Microbial Resistance To Antibiotics: The Impacts Of Antibiotic Resistance

    Antibiotic resistance allows harmful microbes to exist thereby posing a major threat to many species. These microbes reject the antibiotics used to treat them; this leads to more bacterial infections, increased monetary funds to treat the infections, dangerous side effects from the use of several different antibiotics, and increased morbidity and mortality (“Impacts of Antibiotic Resistance”, 2014). The healthcare system’s approach to this widespread, global issue may be extremely expensive in…

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  • Difference Between Viruses And Prions

    Bacteria, virus, and prions all play a part in our life, good and bad. Bacteria are forms of life that are considered living. That’s the difference between virus and prions, who lack the ability to reproduce once they are isolated. The reason behind that is because viruses and prions need a host to reproduce. Bacteria are single celled microbes. The cell is simpler than other organisms because there is no nucleus or membrane bound organelle. Bacteria’s genetic information is contained in a…

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  • Human Genetic Engineering

    Genetically Engineering the Human Genome Genetically modifying the human genome, also known as the complete set of genetic material, is now more than just science fiction. After 25 years of collecting and analyzing scientific research, altering the human genome is becoming a concrete reality (Yu-Wai-Man 1322). Genetically modifying the human genome is deliberately altering human genes for the purpose of producing offspring with those genetic changes. Majority of the research being conducted for…

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  • The Importance Of Microbes In Human Welfare

    Importance of Microbes Introduction It was long ago when Man realized that, along with animals and plants, he was also accompanied by some other organisms as well, and though which remained hidden from his eyes. Those organisms were unveiled by Anton Van Leeuwenhoek, who first saw the tiny organisms which accompanied Man through the lenses of microscope. Later it was found out that microorganisms inhabited each and every surface of earth, on man himself, or even inside him, resided under the…

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