Integration and lysogeny by an enveloped mycoplasma virus.

Academic Article


  • The 11.8 kilobase pair (7.8 X 10(6) mol. wt.) genome of mycoplasma virus L2 in lysogenic Acholeplasma laidlawii cells was examined. For this study, DNAs were analysed by agarose gel electrophoresis and viral DNA sequences identified by DNA-DNA hybridization. L2 DNA was found to be integrated into the lysogenic host cell chromosome at a unique site in both viral and cellular DNA. The viral DNA site was roughly mapped and the approximate time of integration during the L2 non-cytocidal infectious cycle was determined.
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    Author List

  • Dybvig K; Maniloff J
  • Volume

  • 64