PMID: 16347657Jun 1, 1988

Isolation and preliminary characterization of twenty bacteriophages infecting either brevibacterium or arthrobacter strains

Applied and Environmental Microbiology
A Trautwetter, C Blanco

Abstract

Thirty-seven bacteriophages plaquing on Corynebacterium, Brevibacterium, or Arthrobacter strains were isolated from soil or vegetation samples. Restriction analysis of phage DNA indicated that 20 phages were unique; one of them produced entirely turbid plaques on Brevibacterium ketoglutamicum and was characterized as temperate. All these phages were assigned to group B of the classification of Bradley (Bacteriol. Rev. 31:230-314, 1967) and had relatively narrow host ranges.

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