Multiplicity Reactivation as a Test for Recombination Function

Science  18 Apr 1969:
Vol. 164, Issue 3877, pp. 319-320
DOI: 10.1126/science.164.3877.319


Multiplicity reactivation of bacteriophage inactivated by ultraviolet light is dependent on the recombination function of either the host bacterial cell or the infecting bacteriophage. Absence of both recombination systems leads to a loss of multiplicity reactivation.