Molecular Ecology and Evolution of Streptococcus thermophilus Bacteriophages—a Review

@article{Brssow1998MolecularEA,
  title={Molecular Ecology and Evolution of Streptococcus thermophilus Bacteriophages—a Review},
  author={Harald Br{\"u}ssow and Anne Bruttin and Frank Desiere and Sacha Lucchini and Sophie Foley},
  journal={Virus Genes},
  year={1998},
  volume={16},
  pages={95-109}
}
Bacteriophages attacking Streptococcus thermophilus, a lactic acid bacterium used in milk fermentation, are a threat to the dairy industry. These small isometric-headed phages possess double-stranded DNA genomes of 31 to 45 kb. Yoghurt-derived phages exhibit a limited degree of variability, as defined by restriction pattern and host range, while a large… CONTINUE READING