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Phage lambda—New Insights into Regulatory Circuits

Węgrzyn, Grzegorz and Licznerska, Katarzyna and Węgrzyn, Alicja (2012) Phage lambda—New Insights into Regulatory Circuits. In: Advances in Virus Research. Elsevier, pp. 155-178.

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Bacteriophage l, rediscovered in the early 1950s, has served as a model in molecular biology studies for decades. Although currently more complex organisms and more complicated biological systems can be studied, this phage is still an excellent model to investigate principles of biological processes occurring at the molecular level. In fact, very few other biological models provide possibilities to examine regulations of biological mechanisms as detailed as performed with l. In this chapter, recent advances in our understanding of mechanisms of bacteriophage l development are summarized and discussed. Particularly, studies on (i) phage DNA injection, (ii) molecular bases of the lysis-versus-lysogenization decision and the lysogenization process itself, (iii) prophage maintenance and induction, (iv), l DNA replication, (v) phage-encoded recombination systems, (vi) transcription antitermination, (vii) formation of the virion structure, and (viii) lysis of the host cell, as published during several past years, will be presented.

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR355 Virology
Divisions:Laboratory of Molecular Biology (in Gdansk)
ID Code:262
Deposited By: Prof. Magdalena Gabig-Cimińska
Deposited On:11 Apr 2014 11:26
Last Modified:14 Apr 2014 13:22

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