Typical burst size of tailed phages

Range 50-100 Virions/cell
Organism Various
Reference Uchiyama J. et al., Isolation and characterization of a novel Enterococcus faecalis bacteriophage phiEF24C as a therapeutic candidate. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2008 Jan278(2):200-6. p.203 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID18096017
Primary Source Ackermann HW & DuBow MS (1987) Viruses of Prokaryotes Volume I General Properties of Bacteriophages. CRC Press, FL.
Comments p.203 left column 2nd paragraph:"The adsorption rate, latent period, and burst size of phage are thought to be biological parameters for phage infection measurements. Comparing these parameters of fEF24C against EF24, the adsorption rate within 5min was about 90%, the latent period was about 30min, and the burst size was about 110–120. As medians of latent period and burst size in tailed phage are typically 40–60min and 50–100, respectively, fEF24C was regarded as having relatively effective lytic activity (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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