Bacteriophage burst size during multiple infections

Gadagkar, Raghavendra ; Gopinathan, K. P. (1980) Bacteriophage burst size during multiple infections Journal of Biosciences, 2 (3). pp. 253-259. ISSN 0250-5991

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A significant positive correlation was observed between multiplicity of infection and burst size of mycobacteriophage 13. During multiple infections, the average contribution of each infecting phage to the burst size was inversely correlated with multiplicity of infection even when bacterial resources were not limiting. We conclude that the efficiency of phage-coded functions rather than the extent of bacterial resources determines the burst size.

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Keywords:Bacteriophage; Mycobacteriophage I3; Burst Size; Multiple Infections
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