TABLE 2.

Sources and characteristics of selected lytic phages isolated with the host Sphingomonas sp. strain B18

Phage isolateaMethod of isolationbDate of isolation (day.mo.yr)Plaque typecMorphologydGenome size (kb)
Pls18/1D05.10.893aB151.8
Kin18/3D12.04.911B1
Bel18/8E16.06.922A1
Dan18/9D21.10.921C143.8
Dan18/11D21.10.923aC1
Gps18/13E04.06.922C1
Gps18/14E04.06.922C159.5
Gps18/15E04.06.922C1
Gps18/16E04.06.922A1
Gps18/17E04.06.922C1
Gps18/18E04.06.923bC138.6
Kps18/22E04.06.923aC1
Kra18/26E31.05.923b38.3
Pls18/29D18.06.923bC131.4
Sal18/31D24.05.923aC1
Sal18/32D24.05.923b
Sal18/35E24.05.923aC131.4
Sch18/42E11.06.923aC1
  • a The first three letters of the phage isolate name indicate the isolate source. Bel, Belauer See; Dan, Danube near Vienna; Gps, Groβer Plöner See; Kin, Lake Kinneret; Kps, Kleiner Plöner See; Kra, Krakower See; Pls, Pluβsee; Sal, Salzhaff; Sch, Schöhsee.

  • b D, direct isolation; E, enrichment culture.

  • c 1, large (up to 5 mm), clear; 2, medium (1 to 4 mm), clear; 3, small (up to 1 mm), clear, with (3a) or without (3b) a turbid area around a clear center.

  • d Morphological classification according to reference 1. A1, Myoviridae; B1, Siphoviridae; C1, Podoviridae.