# Nucleotide sequence of bacteriophage φX174 DNA

@article{Sanger1977NucleotideSO,
title={Nucleotide sequence of bacteriophage $\phi$X174 DNA},
author={F. Sanger and G. Air and B. Barrell and N. Brown and A. Coulson and J. Fiddes and C. Hutchison and P. Slocombe and M. Smith},
journal={Nature},
year={1977},
volume={265},
pages={687-695}
}
A DNA sequence for the genome of bacteriophage φX174 of approximately 5,375 nucleotides has been determined using the rapid and simple ‘plus and minus’ method. The sequence identifies many of the features responsible for the production of the proteins of the nine known genes of the organism, including initiation and termination sites for the proteins and RNAs. Two pairs of genes are coded by the same region of DNA using different reading frames.
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