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What does zif stand for?

zif stands for zoocin A immunity factor

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Gargis, S. R. , A. S. Gargis, H. E. Heath, L. S. Heath, P. A. LeBlanc, M. M. Senn, B. Berger-Bächi, R. S. Simmonds, and G. L. Sloan. 2009. Zif, the zoocin A immunity factor, is a FemABX-like immunity protein with a novel mode of action. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 75: 6205 – 6210.
zooepidemicus 4881 by its own product. First of all, zoocin A may not be able to recognize specific cell surface determinants on S. zooepidemicus strain 4881 and therefore its bacteriolytic ability cannot take effect. Second, strain 4881 may have tough peptidoglycan cross-links that are not cleavable by zoocin A. Finally, this strain may also possess the ability to produce zoocin A immunity factors.