Bacterial lysis by phage - A theoretical model

Avinoam Rabinovitch, Arieh Zaritsky, Itzhak Fishov, Monica Einav, Hilla Hadas

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The similarity to materials corrosion is invoked to develop a model for phage-infected bacterial lysis based on the statistics of extremes. The importance of cell size, envelope thickness and lysozyme eclipse time on the final probability distribution of lysis is considered. Experiments are suggested to test the model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-213
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Theoretical Biology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 7 Dec 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics


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