Affiliation: Federal Dairy Research Centre
- Biology of the temperate Streptococcus thermophilus bacteriophage TP-J34 and physical characterization of the phage genomeHorst Neve
Institute for Microbiology, Federal Dairy Research Centre, P O Box 6069, D 24121 Kiel, Germany
Virology 315:184-94. 2003..When phage TP-J34 was propagated lytically on a prophage-cured host strain, a 2.7-kb site-specific deletion occurred in the phage genome. This deletion was also identified in the prophage DNAs of relysogenized strains...
- The ltp gene of temperate Streptococcus thermophilus phage TP-J34 confers superinfection exclusion to Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactococcus lactisXingmin Sun
Institute for Microbiology, Federal Research Center for Nutrition and Food, PO Box 6069, D 24121 Kiel, Germany
Virology 350:146-57. 2006..Ltp appears to be a member of a family of small, secreted proteins with a 42 amino acids repeat structure encoded by genes of Gram-positive bacteria. Some of these homologous genes are part of the genomes of prophages...
- Plasmid transfer via transduction from Streptococcus thermophilus to Lactococcus lactisAndreas Ammann
Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Max Rubner Institut, Federal Research Institute for Nutrition and Food, P O Box 6069, D 24121 Kiel, Germany
J Bacteriol 190:3083-7. 2008..lactis than in S. thermophilus. These results are the first evidence that there is phage-mediated direct transfer of DNA from S. thermophilus to L. lactis. The implications of these results for phage evolution are discussed...
- Characterization of temperate Lactobacillus gasseri phage LgaI and its impact as prophage on autolysis of its lysogenic host strainsElsayed A Ismail
Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Max Rubner Institut, Federal Institute of Nutrition and Food, Hermann Weigmann Str 1, P O Box 6069, Kiel 24121, Germany
Curr Microbiol 58:648-53. 2009..The LgaI prophage was not inducible in L. gasseri NCK102-adh by mitomycin C, however, it apparently contributed to the autolytic phenotype of this strain...
- Identification of the receptor-binding protein in 936-species lactococcal bacteriophagesKitt Dupont
Department of Food Science, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, DK 1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
Appl Environ Microbiol 70:5818-24. 2004..Interestingly, sk1-like phages bind to and infect a defined group of L. lactis subsp. cremoris strains, while bIL170-like phages bind to and infect a defined group of L. lactis subsp. lactis strains...
- Identification of the lower baseplate protein as the antireceptor of the temperate lactococcal bacteriophages TP901-1 and Tuc2009Christina S Vegge
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, , DK-1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
J Bacteriol 188:55-63. 2006..Electron micrographs revealed altered baseplate morphology of TP901-1C compared to that of the parental phage...
- Anatomy of a lactococcal phage tailStephen Mc Grath
Department of Microbiology, National University of Ireland, Cork, Ireland
J Bacteriol 188:3972-82. 2006..Furthermore, comparisons with lambda and other lactococcal phages allowed the specification of a number of genetic submodules likely to encode specific tail structures...
- Temperate phages TP901-1 and phiLC3, belonging to the P335 species, apparently use different pathways for DNA injection in Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris 3107Solvej Ostergaard Breum
Department of Food Science, Faculty of Life Science, Copenhagen University, Frederiksberg, Denmark
FEMS Microbiol Lett 276:156-64. 2007..As such impairment was not seen when infecting E119, E121 and E126 with phiLC3, we conclude that TP901-1 and phiLC3 either are differently triggered by their receptor or utilize different pathways of injection...
- Morphology, genome sequence, and structural proteome of type phage P335 from Lactococcus lactisSimon J Labrie
Department of Food Science, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Rolighedsvej 30, DK 1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
Appl Environ Microbiol 74:4636-44. 2008..The genetic diversity of the P335 species indicates that they are exceptional models for studying the modular theory of phage evolution...