Membrane-Associated Metabolic Systems Induced by Bacteriophage T4 Infection of Escherichia coli

  • James F. Koerner
  • D. Peter Snustad
  • Huber R. Warner


In this chapter, we review evidence that certain metabolic systems established during the process of infection of Escherichia coli with bacteriophage T4 are associated with the cell envelope of the host. Information pertaining to this subject is incomplete and often controversial. Nevertheless, we are encouraged to review what is known on the premise that the T4 phage system, as has been demonstrated so often in the past, is uniquely endowed with favorable properties for exploring important questions in biology including the structure and functions of cell membranes. Our format is intended to be descriptive rather than comprehensive, and the literature cited is illustrative rather than exhaustive.


Cell Envelope Amber Mutant Head Assembly Superinfection Exclusion Temporal Exclusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James F. Koerner
    • 1
  • D. Peter Snustad
    • 2
  • Huber R. Warner
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry, Medical SchoolUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Genetics and Cell Biology, College of Biological SciencesUniversity of MinnesotaSt. PaulUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biochemistry, College of Biological SciencesUniversity of MinnesotaSt. PaulUSA

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