CHARACTERIZATION OF BACTERIOPHAGE AGAINST STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS CAUSING MASTITIS
Shafeeq-ur-Rehman, Taimoor Khan, Farhan Rasheed and Shahid Raza*
An important disease that is economically important among the dairy cattle is mastitis. Its control is somehow complicated by high standard resistance to antibiotics. Hence, there is alternative way to control bacterial infection and contamination by phage therapy. In the present research we characterized bacteriophage against staphylococcus aureus causing mastitis which is isolated from the sewage water of dairy farm. The bacteriophage showed lytic activity against these bacteria. The phage efficiently reduced bacterial growth in the bacterial reduction assay. So it signifies the underlying potential of bacteriophage therapy.
Keywords: staphylococcus aureus, bacteriophage therapy.
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