Double-stranded DNA organization in bacteriophage heads: an alternative toroid-based model.

  title={Double-stranded DNA organization in bacteriophage heads: an alternative toroid-based model.},
  author={Nicholas V Hud},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  volume={69 4},
Studies of the organization of double-stranded DNA within bacteriophage heads during the past four decades have produced a wealth of data. However, despite the presentation of numerous models, the true organization of DNA within phage heads remains unresolved. The observations of toroidal DNA structures in electron micrographs of phage lysates have long been cited as support for the organization of DNA in a spool-like fashion. This particular model, like all other models, has not been found to… CONTINUE READING

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