T4 Bacteriophage as a Model Genetic System

  • Edward A. Birge

Abstract

This chapter, in combination with Chapters 7 and 8, presents an overview of some extensively studied bacteriophages. The intent of the three chapters is to illustrate the basic nature of genetic processes using relatively simple genetic systems as examples. In Chapter 2, the distinction is made between phages that are always virulent and those that can temper their lytic response to form lysogens. ens. Cha ters 6 and 7 discuss the intemperate (i.e., virulent) phages, and Chapter 8 discusses problems associated with lysogeny.

Keywords

Phage Particle Phage Infection Tail Fiber Late mRNA Eclipse Phase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward A. Birge
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  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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