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Question 1: Based on the results of this figure, comment on the comparative effectiveness of antibiotics and phage on the growth of Staphylococcus. Question 2: This experiment does not capture some of the complexities of administering treatments in a human body. What are some of the factors that would affect the effectiveness of these treatments in a human body that are not measured in these flasks? How might these factors affect treatment? Question 3: What are some advantages of antibiotics over phages in the treatment of infections in humans? Question 4: What are some advantages of phages over antibiotics in the treatment of infections in humans? Answer 1: Based on the results of this figure, we can see that the phage therapy was profoundly more effective than any of the antibiotics utilized in this experiment. With the addition of bacteriophages, the culture’s turbidity also dropped substantially. When the bacteriophages, quickly took effect, they rapidly

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