E. coli membrane lipid alteration affecting T4 capsid morphogenesis

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An Escherichia coli mutant, hd B3-1, cold sensitive for T4+ capsid assembly is described. The hd B3-1 character seems to be caused by altered lipid components of the bacterial inner membrane. The genetic locus for the hd B3-1 phenotype is designated fat A and is closely linked to proline.

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Simon, L., McLaughlin, T., Snover, D. et al. E. coli membrane lipid alteration affecting T4 capsid morphogenesis. Nature 256, 379–383 (1975). https://doi.org/10.1038/256379a0

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