Phenotypic Repair of RNA-Bacteriophage Mutants by Streptomycin

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Science  19 Jun 1964:
Vol. 144, Issue 3625, pp. 1458-1459
DOI: 10.1126/science.144.3625.1458


A class of host-dependent mutants of RNA-phage f2 are dependent on streptomycin for growth in certain bacterial hosts. Maximum response to streptomycin occurred late in the growth cycle of phage, indicating phenotypic "repair" of a late phage function.