Genetics of Other Intemperate Bacteriophages

  • Edward A. Birge
Part of the Springer Series in Microbiology book series (SSMIC)


Bacteriophage T4 has probably been the most intensively investigated intemperate virus, but there are many other viruses that have also been the subject of considerable study. In this chapter descriptions of selected bacteriophages are presented to illustrate the high degree of genetic diversity available to the bacterial geneticist and to provide comparisons of these phages to each other and to T4. To facilitate these comparisons, the physical properties of each phage discussed in this chapter are summarized in Table 5-1.


Coat Protein Replicative Form Tail Fiber Rolling Circle Replication Late mRNA 
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  • Edward A. Birge
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  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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