On the receptor for bacteriophage T4 inEscherichia coli K12

@article{Beacham2005OnTR,
  title={On the receptor for bacteriophage T4 inEscherichia coli K12},
  author={Ifor R. Beacham and Roger N. Picken},
  journal={Current Microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={6},
  pages={291-293}
}
Purified lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from a mutant strain ofEscherichia coli K12 altered in its LPS has been shown to serve as a receptor for bacteriophage T4, which contrasts with LPS from a wild-type strain. Studies of extragenic suppression of a mutation in the gene specifying protein 1b revealed that the galactose residue in the LPS normally masks the LPS… CONTINUE READING