Decay rates of various phages

Range 0.037 to 0.520 Table - link Days
Organism Bacteriophage
Reference De Paepe M, Taddei F. Viruses' life history: towards a mechanistic basis of a trade-off between survival and reproduction among phages. PLoS Biol. 2006 Jul4(7):e193. p.1251 table 1PubMed ID16756387
Method From eq. (3) p.1253 left column 2nd paragraph: F(t)=Be^(-kt)=1?t=lnB/k. where F is the number of viable phage as a function of time, K is the decay rate, and B the burst size. The persistence time is t, i.e., the number of days during which at least one phage particle is infectious.
Comments 0.037 for PRD1, 0.520 for R17
Entered by Uri M
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