Molecular Biology Reports

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 11–15

Macromolecular synthesis in mycobacteriophage I3 infected cells

  • V. Nagaraja
  • K. P. Gopinathan

DOI: 10.1007/BF00798378

Cite this article as:
Nagaraja, V. & Gopinathan, K.P. Mol Biol Rep (1981) 8: 11. doi:10.1007/BF00798378


DNA-, RNA- and protein synthesis have been studied inMycobacterium smegmatis cells infected with phage 13. The macromolecular synthesis continued until the end of latent period. Early RNA and protein synthesis were necessary prior to the commencement of DNA replication. The infecting phage DNA sedimented as larger than unit length of genome, after initiation of DNA synthesis. Although the host DNA was not degraded, 90 percent of the RNA synthesized after phage infection hybridized to phage DNA.

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© Dr W. Junk Publishers 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Nagaraja
    • 1
  • K. P. Gopinathan
    • 1
  1. 1.Microbiology and Cell Biology LaboratoryIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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