About this Research Topic
Phage therapy of human bacterial diseases is very widely written about but fewer studies on diseases of other species are in the literature. This in spite of the fact that phage products for controlling several plant diseases have been marketed for over a decade and products for decontaminating surfaces and foods are also being marketed. In addition there is research and proposals for additional applications of phages and other viruses to numerous other diseases caused by microbes susceptible to virus infection. The goal of this collection is to highlight the use of viruses to treat pathogenic diseases of a variety of animals (excluding humans), plants, and for protecting food.
Original research, review, mini-review, perspective and opinion articles are all welcome. Phage therapy/virotherapy of any pathogenic disease can be the subject except for diseases of humans and models of human diseases. Diseases that infect both humans and animals may be acceptable as long as the focus is on the animal disease rather than the human disease. Food spoilage and food-borne disease may be included as long as the focus is on the treatment of food, not humans infected by the disease. Authors are encouraged to reach out to any of the editors for clarification as to whether a paper would be within the scope of the collection.
Keywords: Virus, Plant pathogen, Animal pathogen, Phage therapy, Virus therapy, Biocontrol
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