Burst size of bacteriophage MS2 in E.coli

Range 5,000 to 10,000 pfu/cell
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Grosjean H, Fiers W. Preferential codon usage in prokaryotic genes: the optimal codon-anticodon interaction energy and the selective codon usage in efficiently expressed genes. Gene. 1982 Jun18(3):199-209. p.200 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID6751939
Primary Source Fiers, W.: Structure and function of RNA bacteriophages, in Fraenkel-Conrat, H. and Wagner, R.R. (Eds.), Comprehensive Virology, Vol. 13, Plenum, New York, 1979, pp. 69-203
Comments "Upon infection, the phage message has to be translated efficiently and accurately to rapidly impose its genetic blueprint on the host cell: in the case of MS2 RNA the burst size in E. coli is 5000 to 10000 pfu per cell, and each virus particle contains 180 coat protein molecules (primary source)." pfu=plaque forming units
Entered by Uri M
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