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Gene. 1998 Nov 26;223(1-2):95-102.

Recombination in phage lambda: one geneticist's historical perspective.

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Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1229,


Several features of bacteriophage lambda suit it for the study of genetic recombination. Central among them are those that make it possible to correlate inheritance of DNA with the inheritance of information encoded by DNA through density-label equilibrium centrifugation. Such studies have revealed relationships between DNA replication and recombination, have identified roles for double-strand breaks in the initiation of recombination, and have elucidated the role of the recombination-stimulating sequence, chi.

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