Analysis of the collar-whisker structure of temperate lactococcal bacteriophage TP901-1

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Christina Skovgaard Vegge, Horst Neve, Lone Brøndsted, Knut J. Heller, Finn Kvist Vogensen

Proteins homologous to the protein NPS (neck passage structure) are widespread among lactococcal phages. We investigated the hypothesis that NPS is involved in the infection of phage TP901-1 by analysis of an NPS mutant. NPS was determined to form a collar-whisker complex but was shown to be nonessential for infection, phage assembly, and stability.
Original languageEnglish
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)6815-6818
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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