Selection for lysis inhibition in bacteriophage.

  title={Selection for lysis inhibition in bacteriophage.},
  author={Stephen T. Abedon},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  volume={146 4},
For Escherichia coli cells that have been infected by T-even bacteriophages (phages T2, T4, and T6), the adsorption of a second T-even phage results in an increase in the length of the original phage infection and an associated increase in the number of phages produced by the same infected cell. This is a phage encoded response called lysis inhibition. In this study the ecological significance of lysis inhibition is explored. In particular it is argued that lysis inhibition is an adaptive… CONTINUE READING

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