T4 Bacteriophage Gene 32: A Structural Protein in the Replication and Recombination of DNA

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A new type of protein essential for DNA replication and genetic recombination has been isolated from T4 bacteriophage-infected cells of E. coli. This protein binds cooperatively to single-stranded DNA, and it catalyses DNA denaturation and renaturation in physiological conditions in vitro.

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ALBERTS, B., FREY, L. T4 Bacteriophage Gene 32: A Structural Protein in the Replication and Recombination of DNA. Nature 227, 1313–1318 (1970) doi:10.1038/2271313a0

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