Bacteriophage T5 Chromosome Fractionation: Genetic Specificity of a DNA Fragment

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Science  08 Apr 1966:
Vol. 152, Issue 3719, pp. 208-210
DOI: 10.1126/science.152.3719.208


The bacteriophage T5 DNA fragments retained by a population of blended early complexes, formed under conditions of limited viral DNA transfer to host cells, appear to include only one of six tested cistrons. When complexes harboring wild-type fragments are infected with appropriate amber mutants, recombination occurs but apparently is not needed for productive infection.