What are bacteriophages?

Some articles on bacteriophages, bacteriophage:

Introduction To Viruses - Viruses and Diseases - Host Resistance - Resistance To Bacteriophages
... The major way bacteria defend themselves from bacteriophages is by producing enzymes which destroy foreign DNA ... These enzymes, called restriction endonucleases, cut up the viral DNA that bacteriophages inject into bacterial cells ...
George Eliava Institute - Laboratories
... of Biochemistry • Laboratory of Morphology of Bacteriophages • Laboratory of Immunology (includes the group of Virology) • Laboratory of Standardization and Deposing of ...
Bacterial Diseases - Genetics - Bacteriophages
... Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria ... Many types of bacteriophage exist, some simply infect and lyse their host bacteria, while others insert into the bacterial chromosome ... A bacteriophage can contain genes that contribute to its host's phenotype for example, in the evolution of Escherichia coli O157H7 and Clostridium botulinum, the toxin genes in an integrated phage ...
Lactic Acid Bacteria - Bacteriophages - Bacteriophage–host Interaction
... have been suggested to act as host receptors for bacteriophages infecting LAB among those are polysaccharides and (lipo)teichoic acids, as well as a single-memb ...
Marine Bacteriophage
... Marine bacteriophages or marine phages are viruses that live as obligate parasitic agents in marine bacteria such as cyanobacteria ... The tailed bacteriophages appear to dominate marine ecosystems in number and diversity of organisms ... Bacteriophages, viruses that are parasitic on bacteria, were first discovered in the early twentieth century ...