Induction of Mutations in a Bacterial Virus.

  title={Induction of Mutations in a Bacterial Virus.},
  author={J. J. Weigle},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={39 7},
  • J. J. Weigle
  • Published 1953 in
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
Introduction.-In the course of experiments designed for other purposes a paradoxical observation was made: phage X, inactivated by UV irradiation, when adsorbed onto sensitive bacteria was reactivated when a further dose of UV was given to the phage-bacterium complexes. Among the reactivated phages a fairly large proportion were mutants. A description of these findings and a discussion of their implications will be found below. 

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