Coexistence of lambda sensitive and resistant hosts??
eaeg466 at aldebaran.oac.uci.edu
Thu Apr 20 17:24:11 EST 1995
I am working on lambda phage infection of E.coli. My preliminary results
show that almost 99.99% of the cells lose their viability after 3-4 hrs
of induction(infection). Since the natural frequency of mutation (to get
a resistant host) is around 10^-8 and lambda sensitive cells cannot grow
during infection, we suspect that lambda resistant mutants dominate in
the culture after induction. We do not know what proportion of the
population becomes resistant to infection. What kind of criteria is
required for coexistence of sensitive and resistant hosts?
I would greatly appreciate any help on this matter. Please email to
chen at design.eng.uci.edu and/or arul at design.eng.uci.edu
Any references would also be of great help.
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