Inactivation of coliphage Q beta by potassium ferrate.

  title={Inactivation of coliphage Q beta by potassium ferrate.},
  author={Fuminori Kazama},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  volume={118 3},
The kinetics of inactivation of a bacteriophage by potassium ferrate were studied with the F-specific RNA-coliphage Q beta. Inactivation in phosphate buffer (pH 6, 7 and 8) containing ferrate could be described by Hom's model. The inactivation rate depended on the pH. However, the relative effects of ferrate concentration and exposure time on inactivation were not affected by a change in pH from 6 to 8. In a study of the mechanism by which ferrate inactivated the virus, the efficiency of viral… CONTINUE READING