Isolation and Characterization of a Filamentous Phage, Vf33, Specific for Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Hatsumi Taniguchi, Kiyoshi Sato, Midori Ogawa, Takezo Udou, Yasuo Mizuguchi

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Abstract

Phage Vf33, a filamentous phage about 1,400 nm long and 7 nm wide, specific for Vibrio parahaemolyticus, was isolated and characterized. The buoyant density of Vf33 in CsCl was 1.292 g/cm3. As with other filamentous phages, the lytic activity of Vf33 was resistant to heating below 80 C and to treatment with diethylether, acetone or methanol but sensitive to chloroform. The nucleic acid of this phage is single-stranded circular DNA 8.4 kb in size. The viral genome was converted to a double-stranded replicative form in the host cell. Among the strains tested, only V, parahaemolyticus strains possessing K38 antigen was sensitive to the phage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-337
Number of pages11
JournalMICROBIOLOGY and IMMUNOLOGY
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Virology

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