Table 1

Effect of adsorption rate on the relative advantage of each stage of phage life cyclea

Stage of life cycle


Settlement

Production

Emigration

Cumulative effectb


Top agar concentration

0.27%

0.53%

0.80%

0.27%

0.53%

0.80%

0.27%

0.53%

0.80%

0.27%

0.53%

0.80%


Phage strains

LA-wt

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00


HA-J1077-1

3.29

3.60

4.18

0.11

0.07

0.08

0.24

0.31

0.33

0.09

0.08

0.11


HA-Stf

2.10

2.15

2.50

0.54

0.26

0.10

0.09

0.08

0.12

0.10

0.04

0.03


a All values are relative to the those of the LA-wt strain. b The cumulative effect is calculated as Settlement × Production × Emigration.

Gallet et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2009 9:241   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-9-241

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