Accession Number:

AD0857847

Title:

Sex Specificity of a Pasteurella Bacteriophage

Descriptive Note:

Technical manuscript

Corporate Author:

FORT DETRICK FREDERICK MD

Report Date:

1969-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

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 10 to the minus 9th power on F-containing cells makes phage H a particularly useful female-specific phage.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE