Phage Therapy to Tackle Difficult-To-Treat Bacterial Infections - What's The Future?


  • Anant Marathe Professor, Medical Microbiology Parul Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Parul University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.


Phage Therapy, Bacterial Infections, treatment, Future treatment


As quoted in the Bhagwat Gita, the life of one living being depends on the life of another living being “(जीवो जीवस्य जीवनम)“. The relationship between two living beings can range from symbiotic to commensal to parasitic. In a parasitic relationship, one of the partners derives the benefit (parasite) from the other partner (Host) even, sometimes, at the cost of the host's life. One such relationship exists between the viruses that can infect Bacteria. These viruses are known as phage viruses. This activity of viruses was taken advantage of to use them as potential antibacterial agents [1]. Universal increase in antibiotic resistance and decline in newer antibiotic discovery led to renewed interest in using phage viruses as antibacterial agents..


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How to Cite

Marathe, A. (2024). Phage Therapy to Tackle Difficult-To-Treat Bacterial Infections - What’s The Future?. Parul University Journal of Health Sciences and Research, 2(2), 1–4. Retrieved from