The P 2–P 4 Transactivation System

  • Richard Calendar
  • Janet Geisselsoder
  • Melvin G. Sunshine
  • Erich W. Six
  • Björn H. Lindqvist
Part of the Comprehensive Virology book series (CV)


The interactions between bacteriophage P 2 and its satellite phage P 4 comprise a promising model system for studying the control of transcription because the two phage have relatively small and therefore tractable genomes and yet exhibit a surprisingly complex set of effects upon one another. Each phage possesses the ability to drastically alter the expression of the other’s genome.


Late Gene Essential Gene Phage Particle Temperate Phage Helper Phage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Calendar
    • 1
  • Janet Geisselsoder
    • 1
  • Melvin G. Sunshine
    • 2
  • Erich W. Six
    • 2
  • Björn H. Lindqvist
    • 3
  1. 1.Molecular Biology DepartmentUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Microbiology DepartmentUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  3. 3.Institute of Medical BiologyUniversity of TromsoNorway

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