Prophage mutation causing heat inducibility of defective Bacillus subtilis bacteriophage PBSX.

@article{Buxton1976ProphageMC,
  title={Prophage mutation causing heat inducibility of defective Bacillus subtilis bacteriophage PBSX.},
  author={Roger S Buxton},
  journal={Journal of virology},
  year={1976},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={22-8}
}
A mutant of Bacillus subtilis 168 has been isolated in which the defective phage PBSX was heat inducible, whereas another phage, phi105, was not so induced. A culture of the mutant grown at 30 degrees C, when shifted to 45 degrees C, began to lyse after 45 min; cell viability began to decrease after 10 min. Heat-induced lysis of the mutant was prevented by… CONTINUE READING