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DNA Packaging in DS DNA Phages

by Paul J. Jardine and Dwight L. Anderson

University of Minnesota
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The Bacteriophages, 2nd edition (2006)
Richard Calendar -- Oxford University Press

Fig. 6-1: Schematic of generalized dsDNA phage assembly.  (tif)
Fig. 6-2: Schematic of selected strategies for DNA maturation and packaging.  (tif)
Fig. 6-3: An ATPase ratchet model of DNA translocation in T3.  (tif)
Fig. 6-4: Symmetry mismatch between the prohead and connector potentiates connector rotation and DNA translocation.  (tif)
Fig. 6-5: Translocation of DNA based on connector rotation and symmetry mismatch between the connector and the DNA in SPP1.  (tif)
Fig. 6-6: Schematic of the compression ratchet model of the packaging mechanism.  (tif)
Fig. 6-7: Schematic of sectional views of models of DNA packing in dsDNA phage virions.  (tif)
Table 6-1: Viral DNA and DNA Replication Strategies of Various dsDNA Phages (pdf file).
Bibliography: References cited by chapter (pdf file).
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