Cyanophage SM-2: A new blue-green algal virus

John A. Fox, S. J. Booth, E. L. Martin

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A new virus which is lytic for the unicellular blue-green algal strains Synechococcus elongatus IU 563 and Microcystis aeruginosa NRC-1 has been isolated from a fresh water lake in the vicinity of Lincoln, Nebraska. The virus (designated as cyanophage SM-2) has a polyhedral head with an edge-to-edge diameter of 50-55 nm, and a narrow, noncontractile, flexible tail which is 130-140 nm in length.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)557-560
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1976

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  • Virology


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