Prophage Contribution to Bacterial Population Dynamics

Lionello Bossi, Juan A. Fuentes, Guido Mora, Nara Figueroa-Bossi

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Resumen

Cocultures of Salmonella strains carrying or lacking specific prophages undergo swift composition changes as a result of phage-mediated killing of sensitive bacteria and lysogenic conversion of survivors. Thus, spontaneous prophage induction in a few lysogenic cells enhances the competitive fitness of the lysogen population as a whole, setting a selection regime that forces maintenance and spread of viral DNA. This is likely to account for the profusion of prophage sequences in bacterial genomes and may contribute to the evolutionary success of certain phylogenetic lineages.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)6467-6471
Número de páginas5
PublicaciónJournal of Bacteriology
Volumen185
N.º21
DOI
EstadoPublicada - nov. 2003

Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Microbiología
  • Biología molecular

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