Time for ejection of genome into host cell for phage like λ and T4

Range ≤1 min
Organism Bacteriophage
Reference Purohit PK et al., Forces during bacteriophage DNA packaging and ejection. Biophys J. 2005 Feb88(2):851-66. p.852 caption to figure 1PubMed ID15556983
Primary Source Novick, S., and J. Baldeschwieler. 1988. Fluorescence measurement of the kinetics of DNA injection by bacteriophage into liposomes. Biochemistry. 27: 7919–7924. & Letellier, L., P. Boulanger, L. Plancon, P. Jacquot, and M. Santamaria. 2004. Main features of tailed phage, host recognition and DNA uptake. Front. Biosci. 9: 1228–1239.PubMed ID2974726, 14977540
Comments p.852 caption to figure 1:"Life cycle of a bacterial virus. The ejection of the genome into the host cell happens within a minute for phage like ? and T4 (primary sources). The eclipse period (time between the viral adsorption and the first appearance of the progeny) can be as short as ~10–15 min (BNID 111585). The packaging of the genome into a single capsid takes ~5 min (BNID 111588). Lysis of the bacterial cell is completed in <1h (BNID 111586)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 111587