colicin


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colicin

[′kä·lə·sən]
(microbiology)
A bacteriocin produced by coliform bacteria, such as Escherichia coli.
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In fact, one of the oldest known so-called colicins was called colicin V and is now know as microcin V.
Resistance to drugs and heavy metals, colicin production, and biochemical characteristics of selected bovine and porcine Escherichia coli strains.
Current work uses genetic manipulation and fluorescence spectroscopy to examine the conformational changes occurring in the bacterial toxin colicin E1, which forms a voltage-dependent ion channel.