HER Number
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Name Morphotype
ψ (Psi) B1 (Siphophage)
Order Family Genus Species
Other designations

Electron Micrograph
Magnification: 297,000X
Bar: 50 nm
Staining: UA
Restriction profile

Characteristics Complete genome sequence
Clear plaques between 0.5 and 1.0mm
Gross morphology of Siphoviridae
Temperate phage
Helper prophage for phage kappa (k) (alternatively or in addition to ?)

Propagation conditions
Host strain HER
Temp. Medium Aerobic/Anaerobic Agitation Others
30ºC TSA

Original reference
Steiger, H. 1973. Mol. Gen. Genet. 122:345-352.
Steiger, H. et al. 1987. J. Basic Microbiol. 27:49-67.


Isolé par Date
Dr H. Steiger 1973
Received from Date
Dr H. Steiger
Fachbereich Biologie der
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität
Institut für Mikrobiologie
6000 Frankfurt am Main, Siesmawerstr. 70, Germany
Original source
Serratia marcescens HY (HER 1302)

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