Functional differentiation within particles of bacteriophage T2

Hershey, Alfred Day (1953) Functional differentiation within particles of bacteriophage T2. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, 18. p. 135.

URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/13168978
DOI: 10.1101/SQB.1953.018.01.022

Abstract

Recent developments have suggested that the desoxypentose nucleic acid (DNA) of T2 may play a dominant role in the intracellular phases of infection by the virus. The new results bring into sharp focus our ignorance about the biological function of this class of substances. I am going to review some of the reasons for the current interest in the DNA of T2. Unfortunately I shall not be able to say anything of consequence about its function. The T2 Microsyringe The realization that particles of T2 possess functionally differentiated parts emerged gradually from some of the earliest genetic experiments (Delbrück and Bailey, 1946), which led to the separation of genotype and phenotype (Novick and Szilard, 1951), and from the discovery that the particles could be inactivated by osmotic shock (Anderson, 1949), which led to the separation of DNA from protein (Herriott, 1951).

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: 1953
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2017 14:52
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2017 14:52
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/34523

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