lambda phage

  • λ phage
  • bacteriophage λ
  • bacteriophage lambda
German: lambda-Phage
Japanese: ラムダファージ

Virology. Bacteriophage lambda(λ) is a temperate DNA virus, that affects E. coli. The genetic material consists of a linear double-stranded DNA molecule with 5' twelve-base-pair sticky ends, known as cos sites, which permit circularisation of the DNA molecule on infection. It is used as a cloning vector in molecular biology.

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