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(kŏ-rī'nē-bak-tēr'ē-ō-fāj), Avoid the mispronunciation ko-rī-nē-bak-ter'ē-ō-fahzh.
Any one of the bacteriophages specific for corynebacteria.
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Disease severity is mediated by successful bacterial expression of diphtheria toxin, encoded by a toxin gene introduced by corynebacteriophages. Nontoxin-producing strains of C.

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