Isolation and characterization of the Serratia entomophila antifeeding prophage.

  title={Isolation and characterization of the Serratia entomophila antifeeding prophage.},
  author={Mark Robin Holmes Hurst and Sam S Beard and Trevor Anthony Jackson and Sandra M. Jones},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  volume={270 1},
The Serratia entomophila antifeeding prophage (Afp) is thought to form a virus-like structure that has activity towards the New Zealand grass grub, Costelytra zealandica. Through the trans based expression of AnfA1, an RfaH - like transcriptional antiterminator, the Afp, was able to be induced. The expressed Afp was purified and visualized by electron microscopy. The Afp resembled a phage tail-like bacteriocin, exhibiting two distinct morphologies: an extended and a contracted form. The… CONTINUE READING

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