Weigle Reactivation in Acinetobacter Calcoaceticus

Dvora Berenstein

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    Weigle (W)-reactivation was demonstrated in Acinetobacter calcoaceticus for the UV-irra-diated lysogenic phage P78. The reactivation factor (survival of irradiated phage on irradiated bacteria/ survival on unirradiated bacteria) reached a maximum value of 20. This was obtained at UV-doses giving phage and host survivals of about 5 times 10-6 and 1 times 10-1, respectively. Intracellular development of W-reactivated P78 was followed by one-step growth experiments. Conditions which allowed maximal W-reactivation also extended the period of phage production and yielded a somewhat reduced burst size.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhotochemistry and Photobiology
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)579-581
    Publication statusPublished - 1982


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