Accession Number:

AD0699996

Title:

PASTEURELLA BACTERIOPHAGE SEX SPECIFIC IN ESCHERICHIA COLI

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FORT DETRICK FREDERICK MD

Report Date:

1969-07-31

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Phage H, thought to be specific for Pasteurella pestis, was shown to plate efficiently on F- strains of Escherichia coli but not on F, F, or Hfr strains. The phage was adsorbed rapidly to F- strains but was not adsorbed to strains carrying F. Comparison with seven other reported female-specific phages showed that, although phage H was similar to the other phages in some characteristics, the exceptionally low efficiency of plating on F-containing cells makes phage H a particularly useful female-specific phage.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE