Isolation and characterization of a bacteriophage lytic for Desulfovibrio salexigens, a salt-requiring, sulfate-reducing bacterium

Kazuo Kamimura, M. Araki

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A bacteriophage that lysed Desulfovibrio salexigens cells was isolated from marine sediments and preliminarily characterized by electron microscopy and electrophoretic analysis of structural proteins and genomic nucleic acid. The bacteriophage had an icosahedral head and a long flexible tail, and the buoyant density of the bacteriophage particles was 1.468 g/ml in cesium chloride. The particles consisted of a double-stranded DNA molecule about 33 kilobase pairs long and at least 11 structural proteins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)645-648
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Microbiology

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