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T-Phages MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
T-Phages
Tree Number(s)
B04.123.205.891
Unique ID
D013604
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013604
Annotation
general or unspecified; prefer specifics; do not confuse with T VIRUS see RETICULOENDOTHELIOSIS VIRUS
Scope Note
A series of 7 virulent phages which infect E. coli. The T-even phages T2, T4; (BACTERIOPHAGE T4), and T6, and the phage T5 are called "autonomously virulent" because they cause cessation of all bacterial metabolism on infection. Phages T1, T3; (BACTERIOPHAGE T3), and T7; (BACTERIOPHAGE T7) are called "dependent virulent" because they depend on continued bacterial metabolism during the lytic cycle. The T-even phages contain 5-hydroxymethylcytosine in place of ordinary cytosine in their DNA.
Entry Term(s)
Bacteriophages T
Coliphages T
Phages T
Previous Indexing
Coliphages (1966-1979)
Public MeSH Note
80
History Note
80
Date Established
1980/01/01
Date of Entry
1979/04/16
Revision Date
2020/09/02
T-Phages Preferred
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