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The dorsal (dl) morphogen gradient initiates the formation of the mesoderm, neuroectoderm, and dorsal ectoderm by setting different limits of regulatory gene expression along the dorsoventral axis of the early Drosophila embryo. In this paper, we show that low affinity dl-binding sites restrict target gene expression to the ventralmost regions (presumptive(More)
Several human DNA sequences were isolated by virtue of homology to a highly conserved region that has been identified in a number of homeotic genes in Drosophila. Structural analysis of the human DNAs indicate that two separate and distinct regions sharing a high degree of homology with the homeo box sequences of Drosophila are separated by only 5 kb in the(More)
The large genome of herpes simplex virus type of (HSV-1) encodes at least 80 polypeptides, the majority of which have no recognized function. A subgroup of these gene products appears to be nonessential for virus replication in cell culture, but contributes to the complex life cycle of the virus in the host. To identify such functions, a simple insertional(More)
The bacterial transposable element Tn5 was observed to undergo high-frequency sequence inversion when integrated into the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) genome. Deletion analysis of the IS50 elements through which this recombination event occurred demonstrated the absence of cis-acting signals involved in the inversion process. Several observations(More)
Two distantly linked clusters of genes on the Salmonella typhimurium phage P22 chromosome are involved in the control of lysogeny and superinfection immunity. One cluster consists of genes cl, ~2, and ~3, which are primarily responsible for the establishment and maintenance of lysogeny. It has been proposed that the second cluster consists of three loci(More)
We examined a series of transformed cell lines resulting from transfer of the herpes simplex virus type 1 thymidine kinase gene to Ltk- cells by protoplast fusion gene transfer. We show that multiple copies of the transforming plasmid DNA, ranging from a minimum of two to greater than 20, were present in one or at most a few integration sites in each cell(More)
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