Characterization of cryptic prophages (monocins) in Listeria and sequence analysis of a holin/endolysin gene.

@article{Zink1995CharacterizationOC,
  title={Characterization of cryptic prophages (monocins) in Listeria and sequence analysis of a holin/endolysin gene.},
  author={Ralf Zink and Martin J Loessner and Siegfried Scherer},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={141 ( Pt 10)},
  pages={2577-84}
}
Monocins in Listeria were induced by UV-irradiation of liquid cultures, and defective phage particles were purified from the lysates. Electron microscopy showed flexible, non-contractile bacteriophage-tail-like particles, consisting of specific proteins of molecular mass 20-45 kDa and pI 4.6-6.7. These particles were able to lyse listerial cells. DNA… CONTINUE READING
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