Folia Microbiologica

, 50:187 | Cite as

The use of bacteriophages in eliminating polyresistant strains ofStaphylococcus aureus andStreptococcus agalactiae

  • Z. Brnáková
  • J. Farkašovská
  • A. Godány


Temperate bacteriophages were induced in and released from isolates ofStaphylococcus aureus andStreptococcus agalactiae using mitomycin C. Various specific indicator cultures were tested for providing clear plaques after phage infection. Specific lytic mixture of bacteriophages was prepared using the induced, modified and laboratory variants of phages. Under laboratory conditions, the mixture eliminated all isolates from the tested collection of microorganisms. The restriction barrier of some bacterial isolates to bacteriophage infection was overcome either by UV irradiation orin vitro modification of bacteriophage DNA with specific methyltransferases. Conjugative R plasmids, capable of replication in G+ and G bacteria, were detected and isolated fromS. aureus andS. agalactiae antibiotic-resistant strains.


Indicator Strain Phage Infection Bacteriophage Therapy Streptococcus Agalactiae Temperate Bacteriophage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Molecular Biology, Member of the Centre of Excellence for Molecular MedicineSlovak Academy of SciencesBratislava 45Slovakia

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