phage normally infects cells to make more phage

Phage normally - P PP P Infect bacteria with ~10 of each phage per cell to insure that every cell has both kinds of phage replicating inside Allow

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phage normally infects cells to make more phage. But about 1% of the time phage becomes quiescent in host cell and prevents other phage from infecting that cell. This property of phage λ is known as immunity. The quiescent phage is known as a lysogen. c – mutants make clear plaques because they can’t form lysogens.
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Unformatted text preview: P PP P : Infect bacteria with ~10 of each phage per cell to insure that every cell has both kinds of phage replicating inside. Allow one round of growth then plate out the phage that are produced to look at the morphology of the plaques....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 taught by Professor Jessicadigirolamo during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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Phage normally - P PP P Infect bacteria with ~10 of each phage per cell to insure that every cell has both kinds of phage replicating inside Allow

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