Date of Award

1977

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Biology

Supervisor

Professor I. Takahashi

Abstract

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.

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