Transcription of bacteriophage fl. The major in vivo RNAs.

  title={Transcription of bacteriophage fl. The major in vivo RNAs.},
  author={J S Cashman and R. E. Webster and D. A. Steege},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  volume={255 6},
We have analyzed eight major phage-specific mRNA species which are synthesized following infection of Escherichia coli with bacteriophage fl. The approximate half-lives of these RNAs appear to be inversely proportional to their lengths. Three species have the properties of primary transcripts. They are labeled very rapidly with [3H]uracil, and they co-migrate by sodium laruyl sulfate-urea polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis with the three major RNAs transcribed from replicative form DNA in vitro… CONTINUE READING