Comparison of Bacillus subtilis phages PZA, phi 29 and phi 15.


Morphologically identical phages PZA, PZE , phi 29, and phi 15 can be distinguished by the neutralization test with rabbit antisera and by host range specificity. Each member of this phage group contains 18 kb double-stranded linear DNA carrying proteins covalently attached to its 5' ends. Physical maps of their DNA constructed with the use of restriction… (More)