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Phage Lysis

by Ry Young and Ing-Nang Wang

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University
2128 TAMU, College Station TX 77843-2128
Department of Biological Sciences, University at Albany
State University of New York, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12222

The Bacteriophages, 2nd edition (2006)
Richard Calendar -- Oxford University Press

Figure 10-1: Bacteriophage lysis genes.  (tif)
Figure 10-2: Lysis phenotypes.  (tif)
Figure 10-3: Membrane topologies of holins.  (tif)
Figure 10-4: Alignment of representatives of the S21 class II holin family.  (tif)
Figure 10-5: Holin function and the dual start motif.  (tif)
Figure 10-6: Signal arrest domains in endolysins of Gram-negative bacteria.  (tif)
Figure 10-7: The l holin kills without warning.  (tif)
Figure 10-8: The "death raft" model for holin function.  (tif)
Figure 10-9: Single-gene lysis systems in ssDNA and ssRNA phages.  (tif)
Figure 10-10: Phage amurins inhibit different steps in cell wall synthesis.  (tif)
Table 10-1: Summary of lysis cassette diversity (pdf file).
Bibliography: References cited by chapter (pdf file).
Presented by www.phage.org and Stephen T. Abedon