Bacteriophage has important role in agriculture and aquaculture



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New Rochelle, NY, January 4, 2021–Crop plants and animals can be infected by bacterial pathogens that reduce yield, cause food wastage, and carry human pathogens that spread disease on consumption. Bacteriophage can play an important role in microbial control, according to a new Special Issue on Agriculture and Aquaculture published in the peer-reviewed journal PHAGE: Therapy, Applications, and Research. Click here to read the issue.

“Although the number of problems associated with bacterial diseases in agriculture and aquiculture has increased, food producers are under pressure to reduce their reliance on antibiotics. There is therefore a clear need for effective antimicrobials to prevent and treat infections in food animals, to both reduce food waste, and prevent human infection. Clearly if developed properly, phages can at least in part, help to solve this need,” says Martha Clokie, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of PHAGE and Professor of Microbiology, University of Leicester.

The Special Issue features valuable articles on a broad range of topics. These include the following:

  • inPhocus: A Local Perspective on Phage-Based
    Biocontrol in Agriculture and Aquaculture in India
  • The Application of Bacteriophage Diagnostics for
    Bacterial Pathogens in the Agricultural Supply Chain:
    From Farm-to-Fork
  • Bacteriophages as Biocontrol Agents for
    Flavobacterium psychrophilum Biofilms and Rainbow
    Trout Infections
  • Effectiveness of Bacteriophages Against Biofilm-
    Forming Shiga-Toxigenic Escherichia coli on Leafy
    Greens and Cucumbers
  • Effect of Phage Targeting Therapy of Brucellosis on
    Host Antibody Response in Cattle
  • A Rare, Virulent Clostridium perfringens
    Bacteriophage Susfortuna Is the First Isolated
    Bacteriophage in a New Viral Genus


About the Journal

PHAGE: Therapy, Applications, and Research is the only peer-reviewed journal dedicated to fundamental bacteriophage research and its applications in medicine, agriculture, aquaculture, veterinary applications, animal production, food safety, and food production. Led by Editor-in-Chief, Martha Clokie, PhD, University of Leicester, United Kingdom, the Journal showcases groundbreaking research, reviews, commentaries, opinion pieces, profiles and perspectives dedicated to defining the roles of phages in all facets of microbiology and microbial ecology and exploring their potential to manipulate bacterial communities and treat infection. For complete tables of content and a special issue, visit the PHAGE website.

About the Publisher

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research. Its biotechnology trade magazine, GEN (Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News), was the first in its field and is today the industry’s most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm’s 90 journals, books, and newsmagazines is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website.

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