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

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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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