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Molecular and General Genetics MGG

, Volume 117, Issue 4, pp 319–336 | Cite as

Morphogenesis of the tail fiber of bacteriophage T4

IV. Isolation and characterization of a component (the genes 36-37-38 directing component)
  • S. Imada
  • A. Tsugita
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Summary

A component of T4 phage tail fiber was purified from the lysate of E. coli strain Bb infected with gene 35 defective mutant of T4D (amB252). The purified component which occupies a part of the distal half fiber is formed under the control of genes 36, 37 and 38. The purified component was characterized and compared with the genes 35-36-37-38 directed half fiber. Although the components resembled each other, differences were observed in length, stability and chemical compositions. The results of a further decomposition of this component and the correlating characters of the gene 35 and 36 directed products were discussed.

Keywords

Directed Product Defective Mutant Tail Fiber Phage Tail Phage Tail Fiber 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Imada
    • 1
  • A. Tsugita
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, Medical SchoolUniversity of OsakaOsakaJapan

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