Early energy-dependent step in the entry of transforming deoxyribonucleic acid.


It was found that cyanide can partially reverse as well as arrest the transformation of a newly transformed deoxyribonuclease-treated culture for 6 to 8 min after the addition of the enzyme. These findings strongly suggest that deoxyribonucleic acid which attained deoxyribonuclease-insensitivity is not necessarily in the cell, but stored in some region… (More)