Mutational analysis of the activator of late transcription, Alt, in the lactococcal bacteriophage TP901-1
In coliphage 186, 22 essential genes were defined by complementation studies with amber mutants. Eighteen genes were associated with phage morphogenesis: 11 with phage tail formation, and 7 with phage head formation. The remaining four genes are discussed in the accompanying paper (S. M. Hocking and J. B. Egan, J. Virol. 44:1068-1071, 1982).