Structure of the protein and DNA in fd filamentous bacterial virus

@article{Banner1981StructureOT,
  title={Structure of the protein and DNA in fd filamentous bacterial virus},
  author={David W. Banner and Christa Scheidt - Nave Scheidt - Nave and Donald A. Marvin},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1981},
  volume={289},
  pages={814-816}
}
The virion of filamentous bacterial viruses comprises a cylindrical protein shell of o.d. ∼60 Å and i.d. 20 Å, containing a single-stranded circular DNA molecule which has two oppositely directed but not base-paired strands extending the length of the virion. The assembly of the virion involves an intracellular prepackaging of the DNA with a viral DNA-binding protein which is then displaced by the coat protein as the growing virion crosses the bacterial membrane1. Studies of the virion by X-ray… CONTINUE READING

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