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bakteriofag (fag)

bacteriophage (also known as phage) [ENGLISH]

Viruses that solely kill and selectively target bacteria. Bacteriophages are composed of proteins that encapsulate a DNA or RNA genome, and may have structures that are either simple or elaborate. Their genomes may encode as few as four genes (e.g. MS2) and as many as hundreds of genes. Phages replicate within the bacterium following the injection of their genome into its cytoplasm.

bakteriofag (fag) [SWEDISH]

Virus som enbart dödar och selektivt riktar sig mot bakterier. Bakteriofager är sammansatta av proteiner som kapslar in ett DNA- eller RNA-genom och kan ha strukturer som antingen är enkla eller komplicerade. Deras genom kan koda för så få som fyra gener (t.ex. MS2) och så många som hundratals gener. Fager replikerar inom bakterien efter injektion av deras genom i dess cytoplasma.


Resources and references

Definitions have been translated into the Swedish language from the following sources:

  1. 1. American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy Glossary
  2. 2. Clinical Trials Information System
  3. 3. EMA Glossary of Regulatory Terms
  4. 4. EMA Medical Terms simplifier
  5. 5. Glossary of Terms used in EU Clinical Trials Register
  6. 6. Glossary of Terms U.S Food and Drug Administration
  7. 7. National Human Genome Research Institute “Talking Glossary of Genomic and Genetic Terms”
  8. 8. The Glossary for Advanced Therapies Regen. Med. Dec 2020 Vol. 15 No. 12 Suppl. 1
  9. 9. Toolkit For Patient Focused Therapy Development Glossary

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