Molecular characterization of new group A streptococcal bacteriophages containing the gene for streptococcal erythrogenic toxin A (speA)

@article{Yu2004MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular characterization of new group A streptococcal bacteriophages containing the gene for streptococcal erythrogenic toxin A (speA)},
  author={C. Yu and Joseph J. Ferretti},
  journal={Molecular and General Genetics MGG},
  year={2004},
  volume={231},
  pages={161-168}
}
  • C. Yu, Joseph J. Ferretti
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular and General Genetics MGG
  • SummaryBacteriophage T12 is the prototype phage carrying the streptococcal erythrogenic toxin A (speA) gene. To examine more closely the phages involved in lysogenic conversion, we examined 300 group A streptococcal strains, and identified and isolated two new phages that carry the speA gene. The molecular sizes of these phage genomes were between 32 and 40 kb, similar to that of phage T12 (35 kb). However, as ascertained by restriction analysis, the physical maps of the new phage genomes were… CONTINUE READING
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