The plasmid status of satellite bacteriophage P4.

  title={The plasmid status of satellite bacteriophage P4.},
  author={Federica Briani and Gianni Deh{\`o} and Francesca Forti and Daniela Ghisotti},
  volume={45 1},
P4 is a natural phasmid (phage-plasmid) that exploits different modes of propagation in its host Escherichia coli. Extracellularly, P4 is a virion, with a tailed icosahedral head, which encapsidates the 11.6-kb-long double-stranded DNA genome. After infection of the E. coli host, P4 DNA can integrate into the bacterial chromosome and be maintained in a… CONTINUE READING