Inactivation by Nitrogen Mustard of Single- and Double-Stranded DNA and RNA Bacteriophages

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Science  17 Dec 1965:
Vol. 150, Issue 3703, pp. 1603-1604
DOI: 10.1126/science.150.3703.1603


Nitrogen mustard inactivates bacteriophage containing single-stranded DNA and RNA as well as double-stranded DNA. Inactivation may occur by intrastrand cross-linkage in DNA or RNA as well as by interstrand crosslinkage between complementary strands of DNA.