Cytophaga That Kills or Lyses Algae

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Science  27 Jun 1969:
Vol. 164, Issue 3887, pp. 1523-1524
DOI: 10.1126/science.164.3887.1523


A myxobacterium (Cytophaga N-5) isolated from sewage kills or lyses an array of living green and blue-green algae. When assayed with Nostoc muscorum or Plectonema boryanum, plaques form like those caused by the blue-green algal virus LPP-1. This isolate lyses or inhibits mutually Gram-positive and Gram-negative eubacteria.

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