A highly specific phage attacking Bacillus anthracis strain Sterne

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Temperate phage AP 50 isolated from a soil specimen failed to act upon different species of Bacillus, except in the case of 2 B. anthracis strains which showed a moderate sensitivity. In host range, antigenic structure, UV, pH and heat resistance it differed from other B. anthracis phages. In electron micrographs, phage AP 50 was characterized by a double layer coat on the hexagonal head. The phage was inactivated by chloroform or ether.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-263
Number of pages7
JournalActa microbiologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1974

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