Endonucleolytic cleavage of UV-irradiated DNA controlled by the V+ gene in phage T4

Errol C. Friedberg, John J. King

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Extracts of E. coli infected with bacteriophage T4 contain a phage-induced UV-specific endonucleolytic activity. This activity is absent from extracts of cells infected with the UV-sensitive mutant T4V1, but is present in another UV-sensitive mutant T4X.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)646-651
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 6 1969

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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