Studies on the interactions between components of Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus bacteriophage.

The Journal of experimental medicine

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MORSE SI. Studies on the interactions between components of Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus bacteriophage. J Exp Med. 1962;116247-51.
The cell walls of Staphylococcus aureus are capable of inactivating S. aureus bacteriophage. Furthermore, the cell walls isolated from S. aureus of a given phage type inactivate a variety of different staphylococcal bacteriophages. Under the conditions employed neither the isolated mucopeptide nor teichoic acid components of the cell walls act as bacteriophage receptor.