Emergence of a Competence-Reducing Filamentous Phage from the Genome of Acinetobacter baylyi ADP1.

@article{Renda2016EmergenceOA,
  title={Emergence of a Competence-Reducing Filamentous Phage from the Genome of Acinetobacter baylyi ADP1.},
  author={Brian A Renda and Cindy Chan and Kristin N Parent and Jeffrey E Barrick},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={2016},
  volume={198 23},
  pages={3209-3219}
}
Bacterial genomes commonly contain prophage sequences as a result of past infections with lysogenic phages. Many of these integrated viral sequences are believed to be cryptic, but prophage genes are sometimes coopted by the host, and some prophages may be reactivated to form infectious particles when cells are stressed or mutate. We found that a previously uncharacterized filamentous phage emerged from the genome of Acinetobacter baylyi ADP1 during a laboratory evolution experiment. This phage… CONTINUE READING
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