Prophage type of recombinants produced by cell fusion between various combinations of lysogenic or non-lysogenic substrains from two Staphylococcus aureus L-forms.


Streptomycin (SM)- or erythromycin (EM)-resistant lysogenic and non-lysogenic substrains were produced from two Staphylococcus aureus L-form strains lysogenic for different prophages, namely, EMT-L (prophage alpha) and 209P (prophage beta). Cells of these L-form substrains were fused in various combinations using polyethylene glycol (PEG), and the frequency… (More)