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High adsorption rate is detrimental to bacteriophage fitness in a biofilm-like environment

Romain Gallet12*, Yongping Shao13 and Ing-Nang Wang1

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Biological Sciences, University at Albany, Albany, NY 12222, USA

2 Current address : CEFE - UMR 5175, 1919 route de Mende, F-34293 Montpellier cedex 5, France

3 Current address : Thomas Jefferson University, Kimmel Cancer Center, Department of Cancer Biology, 233 S. 10th Street, BLSB Room 522, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2009, 9:241  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-9-241

Published: 5 October 2009

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Partial stf sequences of independent large-plaque variants derived from the HA-Stf phage. Tables showing partial stf sequences of independent large-plaque variants derived from the HA-Stf phage.

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Adsorption profiles of HA-Stf, LA-wt phages, GP1 and GP1R7. Figure showing examples of HA-Stf, LA-wt phages, GP1 and GP1R7 adsorption profiles.

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Competitive serial transfer experiments between LA-wt and HA-Stf. Figure showing the results of competitive serial transfer experiments between LA-wt and HA-Stf in 0%, 0.27%, 0.53% and 0.8% agar.

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List of bacterial and phage strains, plasmids, and primers. Tables showing all bacterial and phage strains, plasmids, and primers used in this study

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