M Leyritz-Wills

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The DNA synthesized in the nonpermissive host by the noncomplementing mutants am36 and am42 of bacteriophage phi W-14 contains about half the wild-type level of alpha-putrescinylthymine (putThy) and a correspondingly greater level of thymine. The mechanisms whereby thymine nucleotides are excluded from replicating DNA are functional in both mutants because(More)
This communication describes the application of Epstein-Barr virus lymphocyte transformation technology to the production of human monoclonal antibodies specific for human cytomegalovirus. A group of such IgG antibodies have been characterized in terms of subclass, light-chain composition, specificity for particular viral proteins and neutralizing capacity.(More)
Bacteriophage phi W-14 is unusual because its DNA contains 12 mol% of the hypermodified pyrimidine, alpha-putrescinylthymine. The phi W-14 virion is similar in morphology to T4, except that the phi W-14 head is isometric rather than prolate, there is no collar-whisker structure associated with the neck, the tail fibers are short (approximately 15 nm), and(More)
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