Table 1

Fitness parameters (± 1 st. error) estimated for three phage strains
Strain/Temp Attachment1 Ejection2 Eclipse3 VA rate4 Latent per.3 Lysis rate5 Burst size6 Fitness7
Anc/37C 31.8 ± 0.16 2.2 ± 0.30 8.4 ± 0.10* 4.9 ± 0.2 12.4 ± 0.04 13.6 ± 0.57* 156.2 ± 12* 20.9 ± 0.1*
mut323/37C 31.8 ± 0.12 2.0 ± 0.13 9.8 ± 0.15 5.0 ± 0.2 12.9 ± 0.28 6.6 ± 0.29 79.1 ± 2.7 19.9 ± 0.1
mut324/37C 31.7 ± 0.18 2.0 ± 0.23 9.7 ± 0.15 4.4 ± 0.2 12.5 ± 0.03 8.3 ± 0.38 96.4 ± 3.7 17.9 ± 0.3
Anc/42C 30.4 ± 0.03 1.7 ± 0.16 8.5 ± 0.14* 3.1 ± 0.1 11.2 ± 0.08 1.7 ± 0.12* 17.9 ± 0.7* 9.2 ± 0.2*
mut323/42C 30.3 ± 0.03 1.6 ± 0.34 9.6 ± 0.17 3.3 ± 0.2 11.2 ± 0.21 3.6 ± 0.25 35.9 ± 1.4 16.9 ± 0.4
mut324/42C 30.4 ± 0.04 1.6 ± 0.10 9.4 ± 0.13 3.0 ± 0.2 11.0 ± 0.27 4.1 ± 0.14 43.5 ± 1.1 14.1 ± 0.7

1Time (sec) at which 50% of phages growing in phage LB are attached.

2Time (min) at which 50% of phages incubated in starvation buffer are ejected.

3Earliest time (min) at which the number of phages doubles relative to the previous time point.

4Fold increase in intracellular virions per minute.

5Virions released per minute.

6Number of phages at 24 (37°C) or 22 (42°C) minutes post-infection.

7Doublings per hour, from [1].

*Statistically significant difference (p < 0.05) among phages at indicated temperature.

Brown et al.

Brown et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2013 13:66   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-66

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