Review on Phage Therapy

Ruchir Sahni
Phage Therapy, which uses bacteriophages to combat a bacterial infection, has been around since the 1920s but was overshadowed by the success of antibiotics. The rise in antibiotic resistance has regenerated curiosity into the potential of this practice. Phage Therapy involves the introduction of lytic phages which will attach to the pathogenic bacterial cell, inject their genome and produce their progeny. The progeny are released by lysis of the bacterium, resulting in the death of the
more » ... . This review highlights the current progress of the therapy along with listing the challenges lying ahead.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.21305151.v1 fatcat:7g2uk5mwajcjbe7dmfst2nxdr4