Characterization of a virulent bacteriophage specific for Escherichia coli O157:H7 and analysis of its cellular receptor and two tail fiber genes.

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A virulent phage, named PP01, specific for Escherichia coli O157:H7 was isolated from swine stool sample. The phage concentration in a swine stool, estimated by plaque assay on E. coli O157:H7 EDL933, was 4.2x10(7) plaque-forming units per g sample. PP01 infects strains of E. coli O157:H7 but does not infect E. coli strains of other O-serogroups and K-12… (More)

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@article{Morita2002CharacterizationOA, title={Characterization of a virulent bacteriophage specific for Escherichia coli O157:H7 and analysis of its cellular receptor and two tail fiber genes.}, author={M. Morita and Y. Tanji and Katsunori Mizoguchi and Tetsuya Akitsu and Nobuyuki Kijima and Hajime Unno}, journal={FEMS microbiology letters}, year={2002}, volume={211 1}, pages={77-83} }