Bacteriophage

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A virus whose host range encompasses a subset of members of domain Bacteria.

Bacteriophages are known as well as phages and bacterial viruses along with the viruses of bacteria.

Bacteriophages are thought to be the most abundant semi-autonomous, replicating, biological entities found on the Earth, with overall numbers in the ranges of 1030 or higher.

Figure legend: Bacteriophage T4 as a computer-generated image, generated by the master of phage graphics himself, Steven McQuinn.

For additional discussion, see "Bacteriophages (phages) and " Bacteriophage Terms.