Bacteriophage biocontrol of plant pathogens: fact or fiction?
Trends Biotechnol 2004 Aug; 22(8):384-385
Bacterial resistance due to the misuse of antibiotics has become a global issue and alternative methods are being developed that might decrease the use of antimicrobials in agricultural settings. Bacteriophage therapy represents a novel way to control the growth of plant-based bacterial pathogens. Although this method shows promise, a recent paper by Gill and Abedon has shown that the complex bacteriophage-host interactions in the plant environment must be investigated further.
Bacteria; Bacterial-cultures; Bacterial-disease; Bacterial-infections; Bacteriology; Antibacterial-agents; Antibiotics; Antibody-response; Pathogenesis; Pathogenicity; Pathogens; Pathology; Phagocytes; Phagocytic-activity; Protein-biosynthesis; Protein-chemistry; Protein-synthesis; Proteins; Environmental-exposure; Environmental-factors; Environmental-hazards; Environmental-health; Life-sciences; Ecological-systems
L. Goodridge, Department of Animal Science, University of Wyoming, Department 3684, 1000 East University Avenue, Laramie, WY 82071-3684
Agriculture; Cooperative Agreement
Trends in Biotechnology
Colorado State University - Fort Collins