Fraction of MS2 infected cells producing plaque forming units

Value 0.01 unitless
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Jain R, Srivastava R. Metabolic investigation of host/pathogen interaction using MS2-infected Escherichia coli. BMC Syst Biol. 2009 Dec 30 3 :121. doi: 10.1186/1752-0509-3-121. p.6 left column top paragraphPubMed ID20042079
Primary Source Ricciuti CP, Haywood AM: Production of defective MS2 virions in resting Escherichia coli. Virology 1974, 58: 164-175. AND Davis JE, Sinsheimer RL: The replication of bacteriophage MS2. 1. Transfer of parental nucleic acid to progeny phage. J Mol Biol 1963, 6:203-207. AND Lerner FL: The population biology of male-specific bacteriophages: existence conditions. University of Massachusetts, Zoology 1985.PubMed ID4595375, 14025481
Comments "...studies specific to MS2 bacteriophage and the use of minimal media have reported that the fraction of infected cells producing plaque forming units (infective phages) is as low as 0.01 [primary sources]."
Entered by Uri M
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