Morphogenesis of the tail fiber of bacteriophage T4
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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.
KeywordsDirected Product Defective Mutant Tail Fiber Phage Tail Phage Tail Fiber
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