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Various morphological aspects of Escherichia coli lysis by two distinct RNA bacteriophages.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12237444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Transmission electron micrographs of Escherichia coli cells induced by cloned lysis genes from RNA bacteriophages GA (group A-II) and SP (group B-IV) revealed various morphological aspects of intermediates of lysing cells. Cells induced by the SP lysis gene became stretched and also tapered in shape and fragmentation of parts of the cells had also occurred. Cells induced by the GA lysis gene showed many ballooning structures on the cell surfaces and others leaked material through the cell wall. Some balloon-like structures also appeared on the surfaces of cells induced by the cloned lysis gene of RNA phage SP and material also appeared to be leaking through the cell wall in the photographs. The lysing cells observed by transmission electron microscopy showed various morphological aspects of intermediates of the lysing process.
Tohru Nishihara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of general virology     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0022-1317     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Gen. Virol.     Publication Date:  2002 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-18     Completed Date:  2002-10-25     Revised Date:  2006-05-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0077340     Medline TA:  J Gen Virol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2601-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biochemistry, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Bacteriolysis / physiology*
Capsid / genetics
Coliphages / genetics,  physiology*,  ultrastructure
Escherichia coli / ultrastructure*,  virology
Gene Expression
Genes, Viral / physiology
Genetic Vectors
Viral Proteins / genetics
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Viral Proteins; 0/lysis protein, Enterobacterio phage MS2

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