Genomic structure of phage B40-8 of Bacteroides fragilis.

@article{Puig1999GenomicSO,
  title={Genomic structure of phage B40-8 of Bacteroides fragilis.},
  author={M. Luis Puig and R Girones},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={145 ( Pt 7)},
  pages={1661-70}
}
Very few data are available on the molecular biology of Bacteroides fragilis bacteriophages, which have been considered in several studies as indicators of faecal contamination. Phage B40-8, initially isolated from an urban sewage sample using a strain of B. fragilis (HSP40) isolated from a clinical specimen, was chosen in this study as a prototype for morphological and molecular studies. Like most of the phages infective for B. fragilis, B40-8 belongs to the Siphoviridae family. Its genome has… CONTINUE READING