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Assessment of Sep1virus interaction with stationary cultures by transcriptional and flow cytometry studies

  • FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 94(10), fiy143, 2018

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

The majority of phage infection studies are performed in bacteria that are growing exponentially, although in nature, phages usually interact also with non-replicating cells. These stationary-phase cells differ from exponential cells morphologically, physiologically and metabolically. The interaction of a Sep1virus with Staphylococcus epidermidis stationary and exponential phase cells was explored. Phage SEP1 efficiently infected both cell culture states, without the addition of any fresh nutrients to stationary cultures. Phage-host interactions, analysed by flow cytometry, showed stationary-p ...

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