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Bacteriophage T4 and its relatives (A series of critical reviews)

Edited by Jim D Karam and Eric S Miller

This collection of articles is available in print from Amazon as a convenient source of reviewed information on this family of phages for instructors and trainees in the microbial and molecular biological sciences.

  1. The bacteriophage T4 encodes 10 proteins, known collectively as the replisome, that are responsible for the replication of the phage genome. The replisomal proteins can be subdivided into three activities; the...

    Authors: Timothy C Mueser, Jennifer M Hinerman, Juliette M Devos, Ryan A Boyer and Kandace J Williams
    Citation: Virology Journal 2010 7:359
  2. Bacteriophage T4 initiates DNA replication from specialized structures that form in its genome. Immediately after infection, RNA-DNA hybrids (R-loops) occur on (at least some) replication origins, with the ann...

    Authors: Kenneth N Kreuzer and J Rodney Brister
    Citation: Virology Journal 2010 7:358
  3. The bacteriophage T4 capsid is an elongated icosahedron, 120 nm long and 86 nm wide, and is built with three essential proteins; gp23*, which forms the hexagonal capsid lattice, gp24*, which forms pentamers at...

    Authors: Venigalla B Rao and Lindsay W Black
    Citation: Virology Journal 2010 7:356
  4. Remarkable progress has been made during the past ten years in elucidating the structure of the bacteriophage T4 tail by a combination of three-dimensional image reconstruction from electron micrographs and X-...

    Authors: Petr G Leiman, Fumio Arisaka, Mark J van Raaij, Victor A Kostyuchenko, Anastasia A Aksyuk, Shuji Kanamaru and Michael G Rossmann
    Citation: Virology Journal 2010 7:355
  5. The T4-related bacteriophages are a group of bacterial viruses that share morphological similarities and genetic homologies with the well-studied Escherichia coli phage T4, but that diverge from T4 and each other...

    Authors: Vasiliy M Petrov, Swarnamala Ratnayaka, James M Nolan, Eric S Miller and Jim D Karam
    Citation: Virology Journal 2010 7:292
  6. Mobile genetic elements are common inhabitants of virtually every genome where they can exert profound influences on genome structure and function in addition to promoting their own spread within and between g...

    Authors: David R Edgell, Ewan A Gibb and Marlene Belfort
    Citation: Virology Journal 2010 7:290
  7. This article reviews the current state of understanding of the regulated transcription of the bacteriophage T4 late genes, with a focus on the underlying biochemical mechanisms, which turn out to be unique to ...

    Authors: E Peter Geiduschek and George A Kassavetis
    Citation: Virology Journal 2010 7:288