Busting Bad Bacteria With Their Viral Enemies
Bacteriophages are viruses that prey on bacteria. Reporting in the Journal of Animal Science, researchers write that phages might be a useful food additive to kill pathogenic E. coli bacteria in packaged beef or spinach. Study author Paul Ebner of Purdue University discusses the use of phages in food products, and whether they’d play nice with the friendly microbes in our guts.
Paul Ebner is an associate professor in animal sciences at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.