Physiological characterization of SP816 bacteriophage

SP816 박테리오파아지의 생리적 특성

  • 이오형 (목포대학 생물학과)
  • Published : 1986.06.01


Some of the physiological properties of Sp816 bacteriophage of Bacillus subtilis SNU816 were characterized. It could form plaques on either B. subtilis SNU816 or B. natto 8102, but not on any other bacillus strains investrgated. Its plaque morphology was circular with a diameter of less than 1.0mm and had a narrow halo surrounding the clear center. Its latent period was 34-36 min and had a burst size of 547. It was most stable at pH 6.0, and rapidly inactivated at $60^{\circ}C$ with a initial deaty rate of -0.216 $min^{-1}$. Host range, thermal inactivation rate at $60^{\circ}C$, pH stability, and UV sensitivity revealed that SP816 was quite different from any other phages investigated together but seemed to be rather related to B. natto phages.


SP816 bacteriophage;phage stabillity;latent period;burst size