The lactococcal phages Tuc2009 and TP901-1 incorporate two alternate forms of their tail fiber into their virions for infection specialization.

Abstract

Lactococcal phages Tuc2009 and TP901-1 possess a conserved tail fiber called a tail-associated lysin (referred to as Tal(2009) for Tuc2009, and Tal(901-1) for TP901-1), suspended from their tail tips that projects a peptidoglycan hydrolase domain toward a potential host bacterium. Tal(2009) and Tal(901-1) can undergo proteolytic processing mid-protein at… (More)
DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M112.444901

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