Characterization of a bacteriophage from urban sewage obtained with the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus

Authors

  • Anderson Luiz Pena da Costa Faculty of Pharmacy and Nutrition of The Macapa Institute of High Education – IMMES, Jovino Dinoa Street, 2085, Central - 68900-075 -Macapa - AP, Brazil
  • Antonio Carlos Freitas Souza Post-Graduation Program in Animal Sciences (PPGCA), Maranhao State University– UEMA, Avenue. Lourenço Vieira da Silva, 1000 - Jardim São Cristovão - 65055-310 – Sao Luís/MA, Brazil
  • Rafael Lima Resque Post-Graduation Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PPGCF), Federal University of Amapa - UNIFAP, Juscelino Kubitschek Highway, KM-02 Jardim Marco Zero - 68.903-419 – Macapa, AP, Brazil

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/sjm.v10i1.50728

Keywords:

Bacteriophage, Anti-infective agents, Antibacterial

Abstract

Bacteriophages are viruses of bacteria that have received significant attention in the last decades due to their potential as an alternative to the antibiotics, as well as their applicability in the selective control of bacterial species harmful to food. In this context, this work reports the partial results of a viral filtrate named P4CSa that was obtained with the bacterium Staphylococcus aureusand characterized by the viral host range and the restriction fragment length polymorphism technique. The results indicate that the phage P4CSa probably belongs to the order Caudovirales, it presents a polyvalent host range, and it can be preserved for the long term in the form of filtrated lysates stored at 4°C, suggesting that the phage P4CSa may have the potential for the development of a pharmaceutical product indicated for the biocontrol of pathogenic bacteria.

Stamford Journal of Microbiology, Vol.10 (1) 2020: 20-24

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Published

2020-12-13

How to Cite

Costa, A. L. P. da, Souza, A. C. F., & Resque, R. L. (2020). Characterization of a bacteriophage from urban sewage obtained with the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. Stamford Journal of Microbiology, 10(1), 20–24. https://doi.org/10.3329/sjm.v10i1.50728

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