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The Bacteriophages

  • Richard Calendar

Part of the The Viruses book series (VIRS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Allan Campbell
    Pages 1-14
  3. Sherwood Casjens, Roger Hendrix
    Pages 15-91
  4. E. Peter Geiduschek, George A. Kassavetis
    Pages 93-115
  5. Jan van Duin
    Pages 117-167
  6. Margarita Salas
    Pages 169-191
  7. Rasika M. Harshey
    Pages 193-234
  8. Henry Drexler
    Pages 235-258
  9. Rudolf Hausmann
    Pages 259-289
  10. Michael B. Yarmolinsky, Nat Sternberg
    Pages 291-438
  11. D. James McCorquodale, Huber R. Warner
    Pages 439-475
  12. Charles Stewart
    Pages 477-515
  13. Wolfram Zillig, Wolf-Dieter Reiter, Peter Palm, Felix Gropp, Horst Neumann, Michael Rettenberger
    Pages 517-558
  14. Stanley A. Zahler
    Pages 559-592
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 593-596

About this book

Introduction

It has been 10 years since Plenum included a series of reviews on bacte­ riophages, in Comprehensive Virology. Chapters in that series contained physical-genetic maps but very little DNA sequence information. Now the complete DNA sequence is known for some phages, and the se­ quences for others will soon follow. During the past 10 years two phages have come into common use as reagents: A phage for cloning single copies of genes, and Ml3 for cloning and DNA sequencing by the dideoxy termi­ nation method. Also during that period the use of alternative sigma fac­ tors by RNA polymerase has become established for SPOl and T4. This seems to be a widely used mechanism in bacteria, since it has been implicated in sporulation, heat shock response, and regulation of nitro­ gen metabolism. The control of transcription by the binding of A phage CII protein to the -35 region of the promoter is a recent finding, and it is not known how widespread this mechanism may be. This rapid progress made me eager to solicit a new series of reviews. These contributions are of two types. Each of the first type deals with an issue that is exemplified by many kinds of phages; chapters of this type should be useful in teaching advanced courses. Chapters of the second type provide comprehensive pictures of individual phage families and should provide valuable information for use in planning experiments.

Keywords

RNA metabolism polymer protein transcription

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Calendar
    • 1
  1. 1.University of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

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