Actually, we may me talking about a lysogenic phage of group A Streptococci
which is responsible for increased virulence. Hence the virus-bacteria
confusion in the media. Not unlike Corynebacteria dipterhia if I
remember correctly, but certainly significant, and novel in its own right.
Thanks to Jim Harris and Bob Lauder for discussion in bionet.general.
J. E. Graham
Biology and Chemistry Departments
Indiana University Bloomington