Establishment of a physical and genetic map for bacteriophage PRD1

Timothy McGraw, Huey Lang Yang, Leonard Mindich

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DNA was isolated from the lipid-containing bacteriophage PRD1 and subjected to restriction endonuclease analysis. The total genome size is 14.7 kb. PRD1 DNA was resistant to cutting by fifteen restriction endonucleases with six base specificity. HaeII made thirty-seven cuts in the DNA, MboI made one cut, and MnlI made six cuts. DNA that was not treated with protease yielded two fewer fragments when treated with HaeII. Evidence is presented to indicate that the PRD1 DNA has protein at the ends of the DNA. The thirty-eight HaeII fragments were ordered using the ladder technique of Smith and Birnstiel (1976) on MboI and MnlI fragments of the genome. Clones of HaeII partial digests of PRD1 DNA in pBR322 were analyzed by HaeII digestion and were then assigned to specific regions of the genome by their HaeII fragment composition. A comparison of marker rescue characteristics of the cloned DNA with the overall restriction fragment map generated a physical map of the genome. Some genes that have not been mapped because of a lack of mutants or leakiness at restrictive conditions were mapped by studying the in vitro protein synthesis of restriction endonuclease fragments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-244
Number of pages8
JournalMgg Molecular & General Genetics
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Genetics

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