Determining DNA packaging strategy by analysis of the termini of the chromosomes in tailed-bacteriophage virions.

@article{Casjens2009DeterminingDP,
  title={Determining DNA packaging strategy by analysis of the termini of the chromosomes in tailed-bacteriophage virions.},
  author={Sherwood R. Casjens and Eddie B. Gilcrease},
  journal={Methods in molecular biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={502},
  pages={91-111}
}
Tailed-bacteriophage virions contain a single linear dsDNA chromosome which can range in size from about 18 to 500 kbp across the known tailed-phage types. These linear chromosomes can have one of several known types of termini as follows: cohesive ends (5'- or 3'-single-strand extensions), circularly permuted direct terminal repeats, short or long exact direct terminal repeats, terminal host DNA sequences, or covalently bound terminal proteins. These different types of ends reflect differing… CONTINUE READING

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