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Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012 Jun;78(12):4510-5. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00065-12. Epub 2012 Apr 13.

High diversity and novel species of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteriophages.

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Departamento de Genética y Biología Molecular, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (CINVESTAV-IPN), Mexico City, Mexico.

Abstract

The diversity of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteriophages was investigated using a collection of 68 phages isolated from Central Mexico. Most of the phages carried double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) genomes and were classified into 12 species. Comparison of the genomes of selected archetypal phages with extant sequences in GenBank resulted in the identification of six novel species. This finding increased the group diversity by ~30%. The great diversity of phage species could be related to the ubiquitous nature of P. aeruginosa.

PMID:
22504803
PMCID:
PMC3370533
DOI:
10.1128/AEM.00065-12
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