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Hill C.
Fems Microbiology Reviews
Bacteriophage and bacteriophage resistance in lactic acid bacteria
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Abortive infection Adsorption inhibition Antisense RNA Restriction and modification
The study of bacteriophage-host interactions has been instrumental in the development of genetic systems in many genera, and laid many of the foundations of modern molecular genetics. Research into bacteriophage and bacteriophage resistance in the lactic acid bacteria has moved into a new and exciting dimension in recent years. Mechanisms such as adsorption inhibition, restriction and modification, and abortive infection which have been detected and described phenotypically over the past decade are now being subjected to molecular analysis, and this has led to a better understanding of the nature and variety of resistance systems employed by lactic acid bacteria to combat phage attack. In addition, analysis of different bacteriophage has increased our knowledge of these ubiquitous particles to the point where it is possible to construct novel phage resistances based on the phage genome itself. This review outlines the recent progress in the molecular analysis of bacteriophage, bacteriophage resistance and counter resistance, and the construction of novel resistance mechanisms. 1993.
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