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Gene Function pp 425-458 | Cite as

Control of Extrachromosomal Genetic Elements

  • Robert E. Glass

Abstract

A bacterial cell survives by virtue of expression of its genetic material, making use of the encoded transcription-translation apparatus. What of an extra-chromosomal genetic element that invades the cell? Clearly, the mere fact that autonomous elements are inherited upon cell division indicates their replication. Although multiplication is usually catalysed by mainly host-coded functions, genetic elements that replicate in E. coli generally contain a definite origin site as well as supplying specific replication proteins.

Keywords

Phage Lambda Nucleotide Pair Lambdoid Phage Early Terminator Lysogenic State 
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© Robert E. Glass 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert E. Glass
    • 1
  1. 1.NottinghamUK

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