THE STABILITY OF BACTERIAL VIRUSES IN SOLUTIONS OF SALTS

@article{Adams1949THESO,
  title={THE STABILITY OF BACTERIAL VIRUSES IN SOLUTIONS OF SALTS},
  author={Mark H. Adams},
  journal={The Journal of General Physiology},
  year={1949},
  volume={32},
  pages={579 - 594}
}
  • M. H. Adams
  • Published 20 May 1949
  • Biology
  • The Journal of General Physiology
1. The seven bacterial viruses of the T group, active against E. coli, are much more rapidly inactivated by heat when suspended in 0.1 N solutions of sodium salts than when suspended in broth. 2. The kinetics of this inactivation whether in salt solutions or in broth are those of a first order reaction. 3. The rate of inactivation of phage T5 in 0.1 N NaCl at 37°C. can be greatly decreased by the addition of 10–8 M concentrations of such divalent cations as Ca, Mg, Ba, Sr, Mn, Co, Ni, Zn, Cd… 

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