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Lyzogeny by MS2 phage. Expression of MS2-specific information with segregants of unstable transducing P1- and λ phages
1Pererva T. P., 1Miriuta A. J., 1Woodmaska M. I., 2Alekseenko I. P.
  1. Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, NAS of Ukraine
    150, Akademika Zabolotnoho Str., Kyiv, Ukraine, 03680
  2. Institute of Veterinary Medicine, NAAS of Ukraine
    30, Donetska Str., Kyiv, Ukraine, 03151


Using genetical methods the group of phages segregating in succession from each other was obtained. In one case these phages originate from Pi-like transducing plasmid and in another case – from transducing λ-phage mutant (λ-4), integrated DNA-fragment of E. coli MS2-induced mutant. Serological properties of final phage variants demonstrate MS2 phage genetical information expression and appear to be evidence of its presence in the structure of all precedent phage forms.


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