Actinomycetes and actinophage in fresh water

Willoughby, L.G. (1976) Actinomycetes and actinophage in fresh water. In: Forty-fourth annual report for the year ended 31st March 1976. Ambleside, UK, Freshwater Biological Association, (Annual Report, Freshwater Biological Association, Ambleside)

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Actinomycetes are a group of micro-organisms which lie, in classification, half-way between the fungi and the bacteria. They may be isolated from the plating of leaf washings, water samples and mud dilutions on to nutrient agar (with incorporated actidione to eliminate fungi). The predominant genus varied with the source of the sample. An attempt was also made to isolate the phages of some Actinomycetes. A search was made in the typical environments of the host, for the virus. In this way actinophage were also isolated; and shown to be capable of being transmitted from one host strain to another host strain within 1 sp or from one host to another within 1 genus; i.e. polyvalent.

Item Type: Book Section
Title: Actinomycetes and actinophage in fresh water
Personal Creator/Author:
Willoughby, L.G.
Title of Book: Forty-fourth annual report for the year ended 31st March 1976
Refereed: No
Series Name: Annual Report, Freshwater Biological Association, Ambleside
Date: 1976
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Place of Publication: Ambleside, UK
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bacteria; Fungi; Microbiological culture; Viruses; Actinomycetes; Annual report
Subjects: Biology
Item ID: 5161
Depositing User: Mrs Christine Davey
Date Deposited: 10 May 2011 17:18
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:17
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