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Phage is the shortened form of bacteriophage, a virus that infects bacteria.
Phage (from Greek φαγεῖν phagein, 'to eat') may also refer to:
- Enterobacteria phage T2, virulent bacteriophage of the T4-like viruses genus
- Enterobacteria phage T4, phage that infects E. coli bacteria
- Lambda phage, temperate bacteriophage that infects Escherichia coli
- M13 phage, filamentous bacteriophage composed of circular single stranded DNA
- P22 phage, virus that infects salmonella
- Phi-X174 phage, the first organism to have its genome sequenced
- Pseudomonas phage Φ6, the best-studied bacteriophage of the family Cystoviridae
- T7 phage, phage capable of infecting susceptible bacterial cells
In molecular biology:
- Phage display, test to screen for protein interactions by integrating multiple genes from a gene bank into phages
- Phage ecology, the study of the interaction of bacteriophage with their environments
- Phage monographs, books published on the topic of bacteriophage
- Phage therapy, alternative disease treatment to antibiotics
In cellular biology:
- Phagocyte, a cell that ingests foreign cells, viruses, and debris
- Macrophage, a large phagocyte that originates from a monocyte
In other fields:
- "Phage" (Voyager episode), the fifth episode of the television series Star Trek: Voyager
- Phage (comics), supervillain from the Spider-Man comic books
- Phages, monsters of the day in the final season of Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars
- Phage, the Untouchable, a character from Magic: the Gathering
- Phages, an EP by Canadian rock group The Most Serene Republic
- Phage, a computer virus affecting the Palm OS operating system
- Phages, or Knights of Avalon, are generically-engineered humans in the novel Dances on the Snow, trained from an early age to fight any threat to the Human Empire.
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