Biopolym. Cell. 1998; 14(3):231-237.
Viruses and Cell
Some properties of MS2-induced bacterial mutants
1Pererva T. P.
  1. Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, NAS of Ukraine
    150, Akademika Zabolotnoho Str., Kyiv, Ukraine, 03680


Some genotype and phenotype properties of MS2-induced being granular and lysing Escherichia coli mutants are described –form of colonies, cells form and size, susceptibility to lytic agents, carbohydrates utilization, antigenic properties, Gram staining, patterns of growth and division. The numerous aberrations from wild type bacteria found in these mutants are supposed to be due not to responsible loci mutations but to accompany structural rearrangements in cell membrane components.


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