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P008 is a phage specific to Lactococcus lactis, an acid lactic bacterium used in the first stage of making cheese. P008 and related species are responsible for important loss each year in cheese factories.[1]


  1. ^ Coffey A, Ross RP (2002). "Bacteriophage-resistance systems in dairy starter strains: molecular analysis to application". Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 82 (1–4): 303–21. doi:10.1023/A:1020639717181. PMID 12369198.