The fadL gene product of Escherichia coli is an outer membrane protein required for uptake of long-chain fatty acids and involved in sensitivity to bacteriophage T2.

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The fadL+ gene of Escherichia coli encodes an outer membrane protein (FadL) essential for the uptake of long-chain fatty acids (C12 to C18). The present study shows that in addition to being required for uptake of and growth on the long-chain fatty acid oleate (C18:1), FadL acts as a receptor of bacteriophage T2. Bacteriophage T2-resistant (T2r) strains… (More)

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@article{Black1988TheFG, title={The fadL gene product of Escherichia coli is an outer membrane protein required for uptake of long-chain fatty acids and involved in sensitivity to bacteriophage T2.}, author={Paul N Black}, journal={Journal of bacteriology}, year={1988}, volume={170 6}, pages={2850-4} }