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Bacteriophage based technologies for veterinary applications

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Edited by Dr Ana Oliveira and Dr Joana Azeredo.

This article collection, published in Virology Journal, is intended to give new insights to the current knowledge on bacteriophage based technologies for Veterinary applications, a topic that has gained a renewed interest with the rising of bacterial resistances to the commonly used antimicrobials.

Bacteriophages are viruses that exclusively infect and kill  bacteria. They are highly genetically diverse and the most abundant biological entities on earth, being safe for humans, animals and plants. While infecting bacterial host, they promote bacteria destruction, holding therefore a highly efficient antimicrobial activity.

This special issue will try to 1) disseminate current phage-based research applied to the widest range of animal species; 2) broaden the scope of phage veterinary applications, enclosing phage therapy, antimicrobial phage enzymes, phage vaccines and phage diagnosis tools. 

Specifically, original works and reviews focusing phage therapy, antimicrobial phage enzymes, phage vaccines, phage diagnosis tools for veterinary applications are welcome.

We are proud to announce that "Bacteriophage based technologies for veterinary applications" is currently open for submissions - please submit here

  1. New strategies are urgently needed to deal with the growing problem of multidrug-resistant bacterial pathogens. As the natural viruses against bacteria, recently, bacteriophages have received particular attent...

    Authors: Feng Wang, Yan Xiong, Yao Xiao, Jian Han, Xianyu Deng and Lianbing Lin

    Citation: Virology Journal 2020 17:130

    Content type: Short report

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  2. Enteric infections caused by Salmonella spp. remain a major public health burden worldwide. Chickens are known to be a major reservoir for this zoonotic pathogen. The presence of Salmonella in poultry farms and a...

    Authors: Robert Joseph Atterbury, Adriano Marcelo Gigante, María de la Salud Rubio Lozano, Ruben Danilo Méndez Medina, Gareth Robinson, Habib Alloush, Paul Andrew Barrow and Vivien Mary Allen

    Citation: Virology Journal 2020 17:98

    Content type: Research

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  3. A previously isolated a bacteriophage, vB_EcoS_AKFV33 of T5virus, demonstrated great potential in biocontrol of Shiga toxigenic Escherichia coli (STEC) O157. This study further evaluated its potential as a biocon...

    Authors: Yan D. Niu, Hui Liu, Roger P. Johnson, Tim A. McAllister and Kim Stanford

    Citation: Virology Journal 2020 17:3

    Content type: Short report

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  4. Aquaculture is the fastest growing sector of food production worldwide. However, one of the major reasons limiting its effectiveness are infectious diseases among aquatic organisms resulting in vast economic l...

    Authors: Joanna Kazimierczak, Ewelina Agnieszka Wójcik, Jolanta Witaszewska, Arkadiusz Guziński, Elżbieta Górecka, Małgorzata Stańczyk, Edyta Kaczorek, Andrzej Krzysztof Siwicki and Jarosław Dastych

    Citation: Virology Journal 2019 16:4

    Content type: Research

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  5. Infections in poultry are an economic and health problem in Europe and worldwide. The most common infections are associated with salmonellosis, colibacillosis, campylobacteriosis, and others. The prevalence of Ca...

    Authors: Andrzej Wernicki, Anna Nowaczek and Renata Urban-Chmiel

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:179

    Content type: Review

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