Frequency of lysogenization of host cells during infection by temperate phages

Range 10^-7 - 10^-2 unitless
Organism Bacteriophage
Reference Letarov A, Kulikov E. The bacteriophages in human- and animal body-associated microbial communities. J Appl Microbiol. 2009 Jul107(1):1-13. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2672.2009.04143.x. p.8 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID19239553
Primary Source Kihara, A., Akiyama, Y. and Ito, K. (2001) Revisiting the lysogenization control of bacteriophage lambda. J Biol Chem 276, 13695–13700. AND Brown, S.P., Le Chat, L., De Paepe, M. and Taddei, F. (2006) Ecology of microbial invasions: amplification allows virus carriers to invade more rapidly when rare. Curr Biol 16, 2048–2052. AND Riipinen, K.A., Raisanen, L. and Alatossava, T. (2007) Integration of the group c phage JCL1032 of Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. Lactis and complex phage resistance of the host. J Appl Microbiol 103, 2465–2475.PubMed ID11278968, 17055985, 18045432
Comments P.8 right column 2nd paragraph: "The frequency of lysogenization of host cells during infection by temperate phages is normally very low (10^−7 – 10^−2 primary sources), so the multiplication of such a virus in a niche, densely populated by one or few susceptible strains, would lead to killing off the majority of the host cells that could be subsequently replaced by the lysogenic strain which initially liberated the phage. This scenario was modelled both mathematically and experimentally (primary source Brown et al. 2006) on E. coli populations."
Entered by Uri M
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