Bacteriophages Benefits and Drawbacks in the Treatment of Bacterial Infections
Bacteriophage is a type of virus that infects bacteria. It is also known as phage or bacterial virus. Frederick W. Twort in the United Kingdom (1915) and Félix d’Hérelle in France discovered bacteriophages independently (1917). To describe the agent’s bacteriocidal ability, D’Hérelle developed the term bacteriophage, which means “bacteria eater.” Bacteriophages can also infect archaea, which are single-celled prokaryotic organisms.