A Novel Group of Promiscuous Podophages Infecting Diverse Gammaproteobacteria from River Communities Exhibits Dynamic Intergenus Host Adaptation

Daniel Cazares, Adrian Cazares, Wendy Figueroa, Gabriel Guarneros, Robert A. Edwards, Pablo Vinuesa, Seth Bordenstein
2021 mSystems  
In natural environments, phages coexist and interact with a broad variety of bacteria, posing a conundrum for narrow-host-range phage maintenance in diverse communities. This context is rarely considered in the study of host-phage interactions, typically focused on narrow-host-range viruses and their infectivity in target bacteria isolated from sources distinct to where the phages were retrieved from.
doi:10.1128/msystems.00773-20 fatcat:ebk32auvcze75de4ng7gthr63i