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We report the nucleotide sequence of the Group IV RNA bacteriophage SP. The entire sequence is 4276 nucleotides long. Four cistrons have been identified by comparison with the related Group III phage Q beta. The maturation protein contains 449 amino acids, the coat protein contains 131 amino acids, the read-through protein contains 330 amino acids and the(More)
In order to clarify the taxonomic status of an RNA coliphage, MX1 (a serological intermediate between groups III and IV), we examined (i) read-through protein synthesis in a cell-free protein-synthesizing system, (ii) the peptide map of the coat protein and (iii) the RNA sequence in the 3'-terminal region of MX1 RNA. We found that the characteristics of MX1(More)
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