Canadian Forest Service Publications

Structure of two phages of Bacillus thuringiensis and B. cereus. 1974. Ackermann, H.W.; Smirnoff, W.A.; Belsky, Z. Can. J. Microbiol. 20: 29-33.

Year: 1974

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 14821

Language: English

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Abstract

Phage TP50 resembles phage SP50 of B. subtilis and phage No. 1 of B. mycoides. Phage PBC1 has a long tail fiber like flagella-specific phages and resembles B. pumilus phage PBP1. The latter was reexamined but has different dimensions. Heads of phages TP50 and PBP1 are icosahedral. Staining with uranyl acetate causes shrinkage of phage heads. Lysates of B. cereus contain cubic, round, or filamentous particles not previously described.