Introduction to Lambda Phages

Karen Lech1, Roger Brent1

1 Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Molecular Biology
Unit Number:  Unit 1.9
DOI:  10.1002/0471142727.mb0109s13
Online Posting Date:  May, 2001
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Abstract

The biology of lambda‐derived vectors is extremely well understood. This introduction to the biology of lambda and related phages is included to help readers use the lambda vectors that are employed in the manual and to help readers understand new lambda vectors that are being developed. Specific topics include a discussion of lytic growth (i.e., requirements for DNA replication, packaging and lysis) and lysogenic growth (i.e., requirements for lysogenization and induction of a lysogen).

     
 
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Table of Contents

  • Lytic Growth
  • Lysogenic Growth
  • Key Reference
     
 
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Key Reference
   Hendrix, R., Roberts, J., Stahl, F., and Weisberg, R. 1983. Lambda II. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY.
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