Filamentous bacteriophage

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A filamentous bacteriophage is a type of bacteriophage, or virus of bacteria, defined by its filament-like or rod-like shape. Filamentous phages usually contain a genome of single-stranded DNA and infect Gram-negative bacteria.[1][2][3]

Types of filamentous phage[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Karlsson, F; Borrebaeck, CA, Nilsson, N, Malmborg-Hager, AC (April 2003). "The mechanism of bacterial infection by filamentous phages involves molecular interactions between TolA and phage protein 3 domains.". Journal of bacteriology 185 (8): 2628–34. doi:10.1128/jb.185.8.2628-2634.2003. PMC 152608. PMID 12670988. 
  2. ^ Kokoska, RJ; Steege, DA (June 1998). "Appropriate expression of filamentous phage f1 DNA replication genes II and X requires RNase E-dependent processing and separate mRNAs.". Journal of bacteriology 180 (12): 3245–9. PMC 107831. PMID 9620980. 
  3. ^ Russel, M; Model, P (August 1989). "Genetic analysis of the filamentous bacteriophage packaging signal and of the proteins that interact with it.". Journal of Virology 63 (8): 3284–95. PMC 250900. PMID 2746731.