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Table 1 Differential Immunity profiles of each LES phage in PAO1

From: Differential infection properties of three inducible prophages from an epidemic strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Efficiency of plating values φ2 φ3 φ4
PAO1 naive host 1.0 1.0 1.0
Single φ2 lysogen < 1x10 -9 < 1x10 -9 0.017
Single φ3 lysogen 0.91 < 1x10 -9 0.37
Single φ4 lysogen 1.09 0.94 3.3x10 -9
  1. Immunity profiles of each LES phage were determined by plaque assay. Phage dilution series were spotted onto non-Lysogenic PAO1 and PLPL lawns. Efficiency of plating = the ratio of plaques observed (at the appropriate phage dilution) on the most permissive host (non-lysogenic PAO1)/plaques observed on assay host (PLPL harbouring LESφ2, LESφ3 or LESφ4 prophages). If no plaques were observed when neat phage suspensions of 1010 p.f.u ml-1 were used, an eop value < 1x10-9 was recorded.