To examine whether cleavage of the φX174 prohead accessory protein, gpB, by the OmpT protease is required for phage development in vivo, a phage mutant lacking the OmpT cleavage site and an Escherichia coli C ΔompT strain were constructed. The results of burst size experiments suggest that neither the cleavage site nor the OmpT protein is required for φX174 development.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Bacteriology|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology