Bacteriophages: Self-assembly and Applications
Jasna Rakonjac and James F. Conway
from: Bionanotechnology: Biological Self-assembly and its Applications (Edited by: Bernd H. A. Rehm). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2013)
Bacteriophage biology ushered in the era of modern molecular and structural biology. Accumulated wealth of knowledge on phage assembly, structure and the life cycle permitted their utilization in broad range of applications, from basic molecular biology to nanotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. This chapter reviews current status of knowledge of bacteriophage assembly and structure represented by two morphologically different types, headed and filamentous bacteriophages. The principles of phage display are further presented, followed by a wide range of applications, including the most recent applications in nanotechnology read more ...