Title: Bacteriophage biocontrol
Authors : Fieseler, Lars
Loessner, Martin
Published in : Guide to foodborne pathogens
Pages : 448
Pages to: 456
Editors of the parent work: Labbé, Ronald G.
García, Santos
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Wiley
Publisher / Ed. Institution: New York
Issue Date: 2013
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Editorial review
Language : English
Subjects : Biocontrol; Bacteriophage
Subject (DDC) : 570: Biology
664: Food technology
Abstract: Today, in terms of food safety and biocontrol, sales professionals promote phages as 'natural born killers'. This is mainly because bacteriophages feature unique and efficient mechanisms to specifically target and eliminate bacteria. According to the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses, tailed phages are further separated into three distinct families. Bacteriophages can be applied to enhance the safety of food in different ways. The basis for the application of phages is their high specificity towards the bacterial host cell. Because phages absolutely rely on a particular host species to reproduce, mechanisms for precise host recognition have evolved. Even if phage application offers many advantages, bacteria may become resistant against infection by specific phages. The mechanisms of resistance can be different. Recombinant bacteriophage proteins feature a great biotechnological potential and may also be used for pathogen detection and control.
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Food and Beverage Innovation (ILGI)
Publication type: Book part
DOI : 10.1002/9781118684856.ch28
ISBN: 978-0-470-67142-9
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/12253
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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