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Mol Gen Genet. 1998 May;258(4):323-5.

DNA analysis of temperate bacteriophage Aa(phi)23 isolated from actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans.

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Institute of Preventive Dentistry and Oral Microbiology, Dental Center, University of Basel, Switzerland.

Abstract

The DNA of the temperate bacteriophage Aaphi23 isolated from the oral bacterium Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans was examined structurally both in the phage head and in the prophage. The DNA in phage particles comprises 44 kb linear molecules with a terminal redundancy of 1.6 kb, which represent circular permutations. Thus, DNA is packaged into phage heads by the headful mechanism. The Aaphi23 prophage is integrated into the host chromosome.

PMID:
9648735
DOI:
10.1007/s004380050737
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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