Bacteriophage Tuc2009 encodes a tail-associated cell wall-degrading activity.

  title={Bacteriophage Tuc2009 encodes a tail-associated cell wall-degrading activity.},
  author={John G. Kenny and Stephen J. A. McGrath and Gerald F. Fitzgerald and D van Sinderen},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  volume={186 11},
Tuc2009 is a P335-type member of the tailed-phage supergroup Siphoviridae and was originally identified as a resident prophage of the gram-positive bacterium Lactococcus lactis UC509. A Tuc2009 gene designated tal2009 which is located within the morphogenic module was shown to specify a lytic activity within the 3' portion of its coding region. Comparative sequence analysis indicated that the cell wall-degrading part of Tal2009 is a member of the M37 protein family and that Tal2009 lacks a cell… CONTINUE READING

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