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Gene. 1986;46(2-3):215-25.

Nucleotide sequence of the late region of Bacillus phage phi 29 completes the 19,285-bp sequence of phi 29 genome. Comparison with the homologous sequence of phage PZA.


The 12,177-bp nucleotide (nt) sequence of the late region of Bacillus phage luminal diameter 29 genome was determined. This sequence completes the entire 19,285-bp sequence of phage luminal diameter 29 DNA. Eleven open reading frames were found in this region, and these were assigned to eleven late genes. Ribosome-binding sites and a potential transcriptional promoter and terminator are considered. The nt sequence was compared to the homologous region of the closely related phage PZA and tolerated variations at the nt and amino acid (aa) level were evaluated. The most frequent changes are silent nt substitutions in the third position of codons, but aa substitutions are also found.

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