Archives of Microbiology

, Volume 156, Issue 6, pp 435–438 | Cite as

A bacteriophage of a moderately halophilic bacterium

  • Tiiu Kauri
  • Hans-W. Ackermann
  • Usha Goel
  • Donn J. Kushner
Original Papers


A bacteriophage of an aerobic, gram-negative, rod-shaped halophilic bacterium, provisionally named Pseudomonas sp. G3, is described. The phage has a head and a tail and is similar in appearance to Salmonella phage Beccles. It infects its bacterial host at all salt concentrations in which the bacteirum is able to grow. In contrast to phages of halophilic archaebacteria, the newly-described phage is relatively stable in the absence of salt. It also infects Vibrio costicola and two unidentified halophilic eubacteria.

Key words

Bacteriophage Halophilic eubacterium Pseudomonas G3 



proteose peptone-tryptone medium


plaque-forming unit


guanine + cytidine content, mol %


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tiiu Kauri
    • 1
  • Hans-W. Ackermann
    • 2
  • Usha Goel
    • 3
  • Donn J. Kushner
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Department of MicrobiologyLaval UniversityQuebecCanada
  3. 3.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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