Four temperate phages, ØHD67, ØHD130, ØHD228 and ØHD248, which were isolated from Bacillus thuringiensis H-serotype 7 strains, were tested for their ability to mediate transduction within H-serotype 7 and also between H-serotype 7 and 3a3b. The optimum conditions to facilitate transduction were determined. The four phages successfully mediated transduction within serotype 7 of all five auxotrophic markers tested and thus seem to have the ability to mediate generalized transduction. The phages also mediated transduction between H-serotype 7 and H-serotype 3a3b of 10 of 11 auxotrophic markers tested.
|Number of pages||90|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Bacteriology|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1992|