Structure and Assembly of Bacteriophage Lambda

  • Thomas Hohn
  • Isao Katsura
Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 78)


Bacteriophage λ has an icosahedral head with a radius of 30 nm and a flexible tail 150 nm long (Fig. lb; Kellenberger, 1961; Eiserling and Boy de la Tour, 1965; Kemp et al., 1968; Eiserling as quoted in Kellenberger and Edgar, 1971; Bayer and Bocharov, 1973; Mazza and Felluga, 1973; Harrison et al., 1973).


Phage Particle Poly Tail Micrococcal Nuclease Tail Fiber Tubular Part 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Hohn
    • 1
  • Isao Katsura
    • 2
  1. 1.Biozentrum der Universität BaselBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.Dept. of Biophysics and Biochemistry, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan

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