American Academy of Microbiology

The American Academy of Microbiology is the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the world’s largest life science organization. The Academy aims to recognize scientists for outstanding contributions to microbiology and provide microbiological expertise in the service of science and the public.

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Phage defense mechanisms in the fish pathogen Vibrio anguillarum

Vibrio anguillarum is a marine bacterium that can cause vibriosis in many fish and shellfish species. Although phage therapy has been proposed as an alternative treatment, the defense mechanisms against phage infection in V. anguillarum and their impact on host function are not fully understood. Here, we examined phage defense strategies in four V. anguillarum strains during exposure to the broad-host-range bacteriophage KVP40.

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