Dann Turner and colleagues at the ICTV published a new paper describing the abolishment of the paraphyletic morphological families of Podoviridae, Siphoviridae, and Myoviridae, as well as the order Caudovirales, and the introduction of one order, 22 families, 30 subfamilies, 321 genera, and 862 species.
Daniela Rothschild-Rodriguez and colleagues published a new paper exploring the role of phages in influencing the mucosal integrity of the human gut, and how these interactions may affect health and disease states. They also cover phage-encoded carbohydrate-interacting proteins and their influence on the human gut.
Swapnil Ganesh Sanmukh (Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia) and colleagues published a new paper in MDPI Cells on accessing the in vivo efficiency of clinically isolated phages against uropathogenic and invasive biofilm-forming Escherichia coli strains for phage therapy.
Mellissa Gomez (McMaster University) and colleagues published a new paper describing the selection of stress-resistant Listeria monocytogenes phages, and the challenges in applying them to food production environments.
Joshua D Jones (University of Edinburgh) and colleagues authored a new perspective on why patients should not be transferred between healthcare jurisdictions for phage therapy in the UK.