phiEC2, a new generalized transducing phage of Erwinia chrysanthemi

Virology. 1984 Aug;137(1):102-12. doi: 10.1016/0042-6822(84)90013-8.


A collection of Erwinia strains (chrysanthemi and carotovora) was screened for temperate phages. One of them, phiEC2, turned out to be a generalized transducing phage. The structure of its DNA was found to be 62 kb long, terminally redundant, and circularly permuted. The transducing properties of the phage are also briefly described.