Deoxyribonucleic acid synthesis in bacteriophage SPO1-infected Bacillus subtilis. I. Bacteriophage deoxyribonucleic acid synthesis and fate of host deoxyribonucleic acid in normal and polymerase-deficient strains.
The effect of bacteriophage SPO1 infection of Bacillus subtilis and a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) polymerase-deficient (pol(-)) mutant of this microorganism on the synthesis of DNA has been examined. Soon after infection, the incorporation of deoxyribonucleoside triphosphates into acid-insoluble material by cell lysates was greatly reduced. This inhibition… (More)