(= phages) Viruses that infect bacteria. The bacteriophages that attack Escherichia coli are termed coliphages, examples of these are lambda phage and the T-even phages, T2, T4 and T6. Basically, phages consist of a protein coat or capsid enclosing the genetic material, DNA or RNA, that is injected into the bacterium upon infection. In the case of virulent phages all synthesis of host DNA, RNA and proteins ceases and the phage genome is used to d â€¦
Viruses whose host is a bacterial cell. ... (12 Dec 1998) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
Viruses that attack and kill bacterial cells; composed only of DNA and protein.
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