Magnesium-dependent plaque formation by bacteriophage P1cinC(-) on Escherichia coli C and Shigella sonnei

Akira Tominaga, Masatoshi Enomoto

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Phage P1C(-), in a state of the phage not infective to Escherichia coli K12, was able to form plaques on a wild-type strain of E. coli C and on Shigella sonnei in the presence of Mg2+. Citrobacter freundii, Enterobacter aerogenes, and a Salmonella typhimurium galE mutant were not lysed by, but were lysogenized with P1cinC(-), whereas Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus rettgeri, and S. typhimurium LT2 were not susceptible to either P1cinC(-) or P1cinC(+). The lipopolysaccharide structure of E. coli C and Sh sonnei is discussed with reference to receptors for P1cinC(-) and P1cinC(+).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-288
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1986


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  • Virology

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