Production of Bacteriophage-Associated Materials by Vibrio cholerae: Possible Correlation with Pathogenicity.

Abstract

Classical and El Tor strains of Vibrio cholerae were examined for production of bacteriophage or bacteriophage-related material by electron microscopy of mitomycin C-induced cultures. The strains were also tested for pathogenicity by using the ligated ileal loops of adult rabbits. Of the 27 strains tested, 25 showed a correlation between the production of bacteriophage-related material and pathogenicity. Both P(+) and P(-) strains produced bacteriophage tails. The bacteriophage tails of strains 569B and ATCC 9168 and other strains were shown to occur in an extended form with tail appendages.

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@article{Parker1970ProductionOB, title={Production of Bacteriophage-Associated Materials by Vibrio cholerae: Possible Correlation with Pathogenicity.}, author={C Parker and Stephen H. Richardson and W. R. Romig}, journal={Infection and immunity}, year={1970}, volume={1 4}, pages={417-20} }