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Persistence of bacteriophage T4 in a starved Escherichia coli culture: evidence for the presence of phage subpopulations.
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PMID:  21177930     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Bacteriophage T4 is able to adjust its development to the growth parameters of the host cell. Here, we present evidence for production of two different subpopulations of phage particles, which differ in ability to infect starved cells of Escherichia coli. The ability of phage T4 to produce the fraction of virions unable to infect starved cells is linked to functions of rI and rIII, as well as rIIA, genes. This may represent the adaptation of phage T4 to persist in unfavorable environmental conditions.
Authors:
Piotr Golec; Aleksandra Wiczk; Joanna M Los; Grazyna Konopa; Grzegorz Wegrzyn; Marcin Los
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of general virology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1465-2099     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0077340     Medline TA:  J Gen Virol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Molecular Biology, University of Gdañsk, Poland;
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