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Figure 1: Types of phages. Phage therapy, as indicated, is preferably achieved employing professionaly lytic phages, that is, phages that are both obligately lytic and otherwise not substantially genetically similar to temperate phages. The arrow between “Temperate” and “Virulent mutant” is meant to indicate descent while “Virulent mutant” as well as “Prefessionally lytic” both are types of “Obligately lytic” phages.
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