Dyeing to connect

Nat Microbiol. 2019 Dec;4(12):2033-2034. doi: 10.1038/s41564-019-0616-1.


Culture-independent methods capable of connecting bacteriophages (phages) to their target host bacteria will help define the roles of phages in host-associated microbiotas. A recent study used fluorescently dyed intestinal phages to identify novel phage–bacterial interactions from the human intestine.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Bacteriophages*
  • Coloring Agents
  • Humans


  • Coloring Agents