Vaccines Bacteria rapidly become resistant to bacteriophages. However phage resistance is usually developed at the expense of virulence. Phage resistant bacterial strains, since avirulent, may behave as excellent vaccines.

Activity start 2010
Publications - R. Capparelli, N. Nocerino, C. Medaglia, G. Blaiotta,  P. Bonelli, D. Iannelli D. (2011). The Staphylococcus aureus Peptidoglycan Protects Mice against the Pathogen and Eradicates Experimentally Induced Infection. PLOS ONE, vol.6, issue 12, ISSN: 1932-6203, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0028377 (Q1).
- R. Capparelli, N. Nocerino, R. Lanzetta, A. Silipo, A. Amoresano, C. Giangrande, K. Becker, G. Blaiotta, A. Evidente, A. Cimmino, M. Iannaccone, M. Parlato, C. Medaglia, S. Roperto, F. Roperto, L. Ramunno, D. Iannelli (2010). Bacteriophage-resistant Staphylococcus aureus mutant confers broad immunity against staphylococcal infection in mice. PLOS ONE, vol. 5, issue 7, ISSN: 1932-6203 , doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0011720 (Q1).
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