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Table 1 UPWr_S phages’ morphological features, genome size and biological characteristics

From: Genomic and functional characterization of five novel Salmonella-targeting bacteriophages

  UPWr_S1 UPWr_S2 UPWr_S3 UPWr_S4 UPWr_S5
Capsid size, nm ± SE* 52 ± 6 57 ± 4 52 ± 5 56 ± 4.5 51 ± 4
Tail size, nm ± SE 134 ± 2 136 ± 7.1 138 ± 5 129 ± 4 131 ± 3.6
Genome size, bp 44 417 44 225 44 154 44 330 44 548
GC content, % 49.85 50.02 50.01 50.02 49.99
MOI 1 0.1 0.1 1 1
Latent period, min 15 12 9 24 26
Burst size, PFU/cell 201 89 92 48 23
Adsorption degree** 90 93 99 80 92
  1. UPWr_S phages’ morphological and biological characterization revealed their high degree of similarity. Calculated latent period and burst size for each phage showed the shorter latent period with a higher burst size and lower MOI of phages UPWr_S2 and UPWr_S3
  2. *Head diameter is calculated for isometric capsids. All measurements were made with the program ImageJ. 35 particles were measured for each phage and standard deviation was calculated (± SD)
  3. **Phage particles adsorbed within 10 min