Genetic Analysis of Bacteriophages

Part of the Tertiary Level Biology book series (TLB)


The study of bacteriophages has had a crucial influence on many areas of genetics and molecular biology. Part of the evidence for DNA as the genetic material came from phage T4, and the study of ΦX174 has played a significant role in the analysis of DNA replication. Phages show great variation in structure, and examples of some of these are shown in Table 4.1.


Coat Protein Phage Particle Lytic Cycle Filamentous Phage Heteroduplex Analysis 
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  1. 1.King’s College LondonUK

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