UNIT 1.9 Introduction to Lambda Phages
Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Molecular Biology
How to Cite
Lech, K. and Brent, R. 2001. Introduction to Lambda Phages. Current Protocols in Molecular Biology. 13:III:1.9:1.9.1–1.9.4.
- Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
- Published Print: JAN 1991
The biology of lambda-derived vectors is extremely well understood. This introduction to the biology of lambda and related phages is included to help readers use the lambda vectors that are employed in the manual and to help readers understand new lambda vectors that are being developed. Specific topics include a discussion of lytic growth (i.e., requirements for DNA replication, packaging and lysis) and lysogenic growth (i.e., requirements for lysogenization and induction of a lysogen).