• Prophages 0 questions Genomes of temperate BACTERIOPHAGES integrated into the DNA of their bacterial host cell. (lookformedical.com)
  • Phages are ubiquitous and can be found in all habitats populated by the bacterial cells that these viruses need to enter in order to be able to reproduce. (citizendium.org)
  • [2] If we assume that there is one virus for every prokaryote cell (and bear in mind most bacterial cells tested are found to harbor latent phage (prophage)), then we conservatively reach a total population of 10 30 to 10 31 of these virus-like particles in the world. (citizendium.org)