Host membrane lipid synthesis is not required for successful phage T4 infection

William D. Nunn, John E. Cronan

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Abstract

Phage T4 infection of Escherichia coli during the absence of membrane lipid synthesis was examined. Under these conditions the phage completed a productive lytic cycle. These results indicate that host de novo lipid synthesis is not a co-requisite for successful phage infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)332-335
Number of pages4
JournalVirology
Volume69
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1976
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology

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