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Adsorption and stability of filamentous phage Xf for Xanthomonas campestris pv. oryzae

Tseng, Y.H.

Plant Protection Bulletin (Taiwan) 24(1): 1-7

1982


ISSN/ISBN: 0577-750X
Accession: 000814828

At an infection of >50 phage/cell the phage completed adsorption in <2 h in potato-sucrose medium at 28 deg C. NH4+ and other ions were required for adsorption. The bacterial cells possessed c. 16 heat-labile receptor sites. The phage was stable for months in cold storage, at room temp. after lyophilization, in field water or on rice leaves.

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