Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Professor I. Takahashi
The adsorption of Bacillus subtilis bacteriophage PBS 1 was studied by electron microscopy. It was demonstrated that the site of final adsorption and DNA injection is the flagellar base. A multistage process of adsorption is proposed. It was also shown that primary adsorption is not species-specific as PBS 1 adsorbed to the flagella of various PBS 1-resistant Bacilli. The role of motility in adsorption is discussed.
Wilson, James Jeffrey, "Adsorption of bacteriophage PBS 1" (1977). Open Access Dissertations and Theses. Paper 399.