Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

5-31-2011

Abstract

Methods of selecting wide host range bacteriophage capable of growing in a plurality of bacteria including pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria and bacteriophage selected by the methods are disclosed. Also disclosed are: methods of treating a subject infected with a pathogenic bacterium using bacteriophage, of decontaminating objects using bacteriophage, and of producing vaccines. In another aspect, methods of determining bacterial viability and of improving the sensitivity of a biosensor using wide host range bacteriophages are also disclosed.

Department

Poultry Science

Patent Number

US7951579

Application Number

US20070154459

Application Published

7-5-2007

Application Filed

6-23-2006

Assignee

(University of Arkansas, USA)

Comments

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under the terms of Grant No. 2001-34211-10288 awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service. The Government has certain rights in the invention.

Billy M. Hargis, Department of Poultry Science

Stacy E. Higgins, Department of Poultry Science

Lisa R. Bielke, Department of Poultry Science

Guillermo L. Tellez, Department of Poultry Science

Lisa A. Newberry, Department of Poultry Science

Daniel J. Donoghue, Department of Poultry Science

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