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Genetic localization of two polycistronic messenger RNAs from bacteriophage lambda as deduced from their base compositions and annealing properties

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We have analyzed the base composition of two heavy messenger RNAs synthesized by bacteriophage lambda early after induction:l 3 and r 2. The GC content of these two RNAs is very similar to the GC content of corresponding parts of λ DNA. This result confirms the approximate genetic location of l 3 and r 2 as determined by DNA-RNA hybridization experiments.

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Marcaud, L., Portier, M.-., Kourilsky, P. et al. Genetic localization of two polycistronic messenger RNAs from bacteriophage lambda as deduced from their base compositions and annealing properties. Molec. Gen. Genet. 113, 355–358 (1971).

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  • Messenger RNAs
  • Genetic Localization
  • Base Composition
  • Hybridization Experiment
  • Bacteriophage Lambda