Heterozygotes as Intermediates of Bacteriophage Recombination

  • Maurice S. Fox
  • Raymond L. White


The specificity of the interaction between the complementary strands of DNA molecules provides an attractive way of thinking about the structure of the joint between the two parental contributions of a recombinant DNA molecule. Several lines of evidence demonstrate that heteroduplex regions, in which one strand of DNA is contributed by one of the parental molecules and its complementary strand by the other, are a prominent feature of the primary products of genetic recombination.


Gene Conversion Phage Particle Infective Center Bacteriophage Recombination Double Recombinant 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maurice S. Fox
    • 1
  • Raymond L. White
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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