Phage (disambiguation)

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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:

In virology:

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" (Star Trek: Voyager), 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
  • Phages (EP), an EP by Canadian rock group The Most Serene Republic
  • Phages, or Knights of Avalon, are genetically-engineered humans in the novel Dances on the Snow

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