An upper limit to the protein content of the germinal substance of bacteriophage T2

Hershey, Alfred Day (1955) An upper limit to the protein content of the germinal substance of bacteriophage T2. Virology, 1 (1). pp. 108-127.

URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/13267980
DOI: 10.1016/0042-6822(55)90009-X

Abstract

Among the products of osmotic shock of bacteriophage T2 can be identified ghosts, nucleic acid, and a “nonsedimentable” protein amounting to about 3% of the total viral protein. The nonsedimentable protein is an authentic component of the phage and differs from ghost protein both antigenically and by failing to adsorb to bacteria. It is probably not combined with the viral nucleic acid and is not a basic protein, resembling, in fact, the ghost protein in amino acid composition. It is injected into the cell when the virus attaches to bacteria, but it is not an important precursor of the nonsedimentable protein in the viral offspring. Its function is unknown.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > bacteriophage
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > bacteriophage
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > bacteriophage
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Communities: The Carnegie Institution Department of Genetics
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: 1955
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2017 20:36
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 20:36
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/34518

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