Unit

UNIT 1.14 Introduction to Vectors Derived from Filamentous Phages

  1. David Greenstein,
  2. Roger Brent

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471142727.mb0114s13

Current Protocols in Molecular Biology

Current Protocols in Molecular Biology

How to Cite

Greenstein, D. and Brent, R. 2001. Introduction to Vectors Derived from Filamentous Phages. Current Protocols in Molecular Biology. 13:IV:1.14:1.14.1–1.14.5.

Author Information

  1. Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
  2. Published Print: JAN 1991

Abstract

Many vectors in current use are derived from filamentous phages. These vectors are used because DNA inserted into them can be recovered in two forms: double-stranded circles and single-stranded circles. This overview unit describes the lifecycle of filamentous phages along with the development and use of filamentous phage vectors.