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Created 1.25.98, revised 8.15.00

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Electron micrograph of bacteriophage P22

EM of P22 P22 is genetically a member of the lambda-like bacteriophage family, and morphologically a member of the Podoviridae. The T=7 icosahedral head is about 60 nm in diameter.

It’s known hosts include "smooth" strains of Salmonella typhimurium.

This electron micrograph is by
Sherwood Casjens and Elaine Lenk.

The phage facts pages of this site give more information about P22