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An active cistron fragment

Champe, Sewell P. and Benzer, Seymour (1962) An active cistron fragment. Journal of Molecular Biology, 4 (4). pp. 288-292. ISSN 0022-2836. doi:10.1016/s0022-2836(62)80006-0.

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An unusual rII mutant of phage T4 is described, in which a terminal portion of a cistron has been deleted without impairing the function of the remaining fragment. This suggests that the deleted section is non-essential. Nevertheless, mutations within this segment which do impair the function can be observed.

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Additional Information:© 1962 Published by Elsevier. Received 18 December 1961. This work was supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.
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Official Citation:Sewell P. Champe, Seymour Benzer, An active cistron fragment, Journal of Molecular Biology, Volume 4, Issue 4, 1962, Pages 288-292, ISSN 0022-2836, (
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