Bacteriophage (image) Howard Hughes Medical Institute Share Print E-Mail Caption Students hunting for bacteriophages in soil have discovered (and named) new bacteria-infecting viruses. Island3 phages (two shown above) have long, flexible tails and elongated heads. Credit Phages Database Usage Restrictions Must use credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.