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A common, non-optimal phenotypic endpoint in experimental adaptations of bacteriophage lysis time

Lynne Chantranupong12 and Richard H Heineman34*

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1 Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA

2 Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA

3 Institute for Molecular Virology, University of Minnesota, 18-242 Moos Tower 515 Delaware St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

4 Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012, 12:37  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-37

Published: 19 March 2012

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Release curves for ST-1+ (solid line) and ST-1K-12 (dotted line). (A) Samples treated with lysis solution containing 2 mg/ml lysozyme and chloroform, used to estimate eclipse. (B) Untreated samples, used to estimate lysis and lysis interval.

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