Isolation and Structural characterization of Bacteriophages from Staphylococcus Epidermidis on Human Skin

Staphylococcus epidermidis is a member of the Podoviridae family, many of which are now assumed to pose a risk to public health due to their links to nosocomial infections, endocarditis, sepsis, pneumonia, and other illnesses. S. aureus and S. epidermidis are the principal causes of nosocomial infections. Based on virion properties (dimensions, particle weight, and buoyancy) and DNA (molecular weight, G-C%, and genomic sequences), Staphylococcal phages were divided into distinct groups or clusters. This increased interest in Staphylococcus phages is mostly owing to the rising resistance of this bacteria to medications.

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Author: Ariel Pablo Lopez