corynebacteriophage


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corynebacteriophage

[¦kȯr·ə‚nē·bak′tir·ē·ə‚fāzh]
(virology)
Any bacteriophage able to infect Corynebacterium species.
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diphtheriae is diphtheria toxin (DT) [2] a highly toxic protein expressed after infection by a specific tox+ corynebacteriophage (1).
Because of the theoretical possibility that NTTB stains and non-toxin gene-bearing strains could gain functional toxin expression by spontaneous mutation reversion or homologous recombination between different corynebacteriophages, these strains should be considered tox gene reservoirs (9).
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