Neville Symonds

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Recombinant Mu gam gene protein (Mu GAM) synthesized in Escherichia coli accumulates in the form of insoluble inclusion bodies which, after cell lysis and low-speed centrifugation, can be recovered in the pellet fraction. This property was utilized in a purification procedure for Mu GAM based on guanidine hydrochloride denaturation-renaturation followed by(More)
Crosses between the rII deletion 1589 and an overlapping deletion such as 638 which lies entirely within the rIIB cistron generate a few T4 phage particles, the so-called rII diploids, which contain two copies of the rII region, one derived from each parent in the cross. A specific model is proposed to account for the properties of these rII diploids. This(More)
We have isolated a plaque-forming derivative of phage Mu which carries a determinant for ApR. The biological properties of this MuAp phage are similar to those of normal Mu. Its genome contains a 1.1 kb substitution where Mu DNA from the right end of the G region has been replaced by a similar length of DNA from the transposon Tn3. This fragment of Tn3 DNA(More)
A system where the transposition of MupApl (a derivative of phage Mu carrying a determinant coding for ampicillin resistance) is followed from the small plasmid pML2 into the conjugative plasmid R388 has been used to investigate the influence on Mu transposition of B, an early Mu gene which is involved in normal phage DNA synthesis. In the absence of active(More)