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Serology and Transduction in Staphylococcal Phage

Dowell, C. E. and Rosenblum, E. D. (1962) Serology and Transduction in Staphylococcal Phage. Journal of Bacteriology, 84 (5). pp. 1071-1075. ISSN 0021-9193. PMCID PMC278011.

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A triply lysogenic strain of Staphylococcus aureus was shown to carry a serological group B phage capable of transduction. Three typing phages (53, 80, 42D), either belonging to serological group B or having a close association with it, were also shown to have transducing ability. A rapid screening method was used to isolate two new transducing phages, both of which belonged to serological group B. Propagating strain 42B/47C was found to carry a transducing phage that was neutralized by both group B and group F antisera. Nine other phages belonging to serological groups other than group B did not have generalized transducing ability, nor did three group B typing phages that were atypical in their calcium requirement. It was postulated that transducing ability is associated with staphylococcal phages of serological group B and with related phages of group F.

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Additional Information:© 1962 The Williams & Wilkins Company. Received for publication June 25, 1962. This investigation was supported by a grant (E-3093) from the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Public Health Service; the senior author was a predoctoral fellow of the National Institutes of Health.
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