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Eat me! Volume 24, issue 1, Janvier-Février 2020

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Université de Strasbourg,
Institut de biologie moléculaire des plantes du CNRS,
12, rue du général Zimmer,
67084 Strasbourg cedex,
France

Who would remember Lewis Caroll's use of this imperative and its effect in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland? “Nothing to do with a virus! Off topic!” you might say. Just as the term bacteriophage could be, which literally means what eats (ϕαγοζ) bacteria. Similarly, phagotherapy could mean treating by eating, whereas this therapy uses bacterial viruses (bacteriophages). Amoebas are also bacteriophages but they are not [yet] used in therapy. We ourselves do not [...]