Faculty Publications

Title

Three Bacillus anthracis bacteriophages from topsoil

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Current Microbiology

Volume

47

Issue

1

First Page

55

Last Page

58

Abstract

Three Bacillus anthracis bacteriophages from Iowa topsoil are characterized as to latent period, morphology, structural proteins, DNA size, and restriction endonuclease digestion. Electron micrographs indicate that the three isolates include two members of the Myoviridae and one smaller phage belonging to the Podoviridae. Phages Nk and DB resemble Myoviridae phage SP50 in morphology, but host range studies, protein, and DNA analysis indicate that both differ from SP50. Phage MH is very similar to phage φ29, but differs in terms of host range, structural protein, and DNA characteristics.

Original Publication Date

7-1-2003

DOI of published version

10.1007/s00284-002-3899-y

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