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New Type of Immunity to Virulent T-phages in Escherichia coli

Nature volume 212, page 539 (29 October 1966) | Download Citation

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HEREDITARY immunity manifests itself in Escherichia coli treated with a cell free medium obtained from a stationary phase culture inoculated with a virulent phage. Immune bacteria have certain features which cannot be explained by selective or mutational processes. They become resistant to other related and unrelated virulent phages of the T-series as well as to the phage present in the cell free medium (infecting phage).

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  1. Department of Virology, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem.

    • R. BARZILAI

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https://doi.org/10.1038/212539a0

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