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).
ulcerans in animals highlights an animal reservoir for corynebacteriophages. This poses programmatic challenges to eradicating diphtheria caused by toxigenic C.
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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