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Bacteriophages: 100 years of the history of studies on model viruses in molecular biology
Alicja Węgrzyn1, Grzegorz Węgrzyn2
1Laboratory of Molecular Biology (affiliated with the University of Gdańsk), Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wita Stwosza 59, 80-308 Gdańsk, Poland.
2Department of Molecular Biology, University of Gdańsk, Wita Stwosza 59, 80–308 Gdańsk, Poland.

Article ID: 100002M11AW2015
doi:10.5348/M11-2015-2-ED-2

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Węgrzyn A, Węgrzyn G. Bacteriophages: 100 years of the history of studies on model viruses in molecular biology. Edorium J Mol Biol 2015;1:6–9.


INTRODUCTION
One hundred years ago, in 1915, Frederick Twort has published an article in which he described factors that could destroy bacterial cells [1]. In fact, he did not know at that time that these factors are viruses, however, retrospective analyses show undoubtedly that he found bacteria-infecting agents, known today as bacteriophages. The history of further studies on these viruses is fascinating, and underlines the role of model organisms in development of molecular biology, as well as the importance of deep understanding of their functions for applications of biological subjects. In this short editorial article, we will present an overview on the history of studies on bacteriophages and their importance in current molecular biology and medicine.


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Author Contributions:
Alicja Węgrzyn – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Grzegorz Węgrzyn – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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