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1.  Bacteriophage Mu-induced modification of DNA is dependent upon a host function. 
Journal of Bacteriology  1978;136(1):423-428.
The DNA of bacteriophage Mu, extracted from induced lysates, is partially resistant to digestion by the endonuclease BalI. This modification of DNA is controlled by the Mu modification function (mom), which acts in conjunction with the dam (DNA-adenine methylation) function of Escherichia coli. Since the BalI recognition site is apparently different from the dam recognition site, these results imply that either the specificity of the dam function is changed by the mom function or the mom function requires the dam function for its activity.
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PMCID: PMC218675  PMID: 361700
2.  Genetic analysis of heterogeneous DNA circles formed after prophage Mu induction. 
Journal of Virology  1976;19(2):756-759.
Induction of a Mu prophage in Escherichia coli Hfr strains lyosgenic for Mu cts62 leads to the generation of F' episomes. Each episome thus formed carries at least one copy of the Mu genome. These results suggest that integration of Mu is mandatory for the formation of the heterogeneous circles during the lytic cycle. The circles may be precursors for phage maturation.
PMCID: PMC354910  PMID: 785026
3.  Events following prophage Mu induction. 
Journal of Bacteriology  1975;122(2):437-442.
Escherichia coli strains lysogenic for a thermoinducible Mu prophage (Mu cts62) undergo rapid lysis about 50 min after heat induction. Induction of Mu cts62 apparently causes damage to the host sequences in which Mu is inserted. The normal expression of A, BU, and X genes of Mu is needed for this specific deleterious effect on the prophage-containing host sequences. Mu deoxyribonucleic acid can be shown to reintegrate extensively at different sites on the host genome during the lytic cycle after prophage induction or after infection of sensitive cells by clear-plaque mutants of Mu. We estimate that approximately 10 copies of Mu deoxyribonucleic acid are inserted per chromosome during vegetative growth. The episome rescue method for detecting vegetative Mu deoxyribonucleic acid insertion, in which an episome is transferred from the lytically infected cells to F- receipient cells, can be applied to study Mu integration without requiring the host cells to survive. It also provides an easy system to isolate Mu insertions in transmissible episomes and plasmids.
PMCID: PMC246076  PMID: 1092650
4.  Temperature-Sensitive Mutants of Bacteriophage Mu 
Journal of Virology  1974;14(6):1615-1616.
Temperature-sensitive mutants of bacteriophage Mu, which grow at 32 C but not at 42 C, have been isolated. These mutants fall into two groups. Group 1 mutants fail to lyse host cells at nonpermissive temperatures, whereas lysis occurs normally with the group 2 mutants. All of the group 1 mutants apparently belong to the cistrons mapping to the left of gene C, whereas the group 2 mutants have lesions in various genes between D and S.
PMCID: PMC355695  PMID: 4610191
5.  Methylation dependent expression of the mom gene of bacteriophage Mu: deletions downstream from the methylation sites affect expression. 
Nucleic Acids Research  1984;12(8):3535-3550.
The expression of the DNA modification gene (mom) of bacteriophage Mu requires the cellular deoxyadenosine methylase (dam) and a transactivation factor from the phage. By hypothesis, the transcription of mom is activated by methylation of three GATC sequences upstream from the mom gene. We have introduced small deletions at a fourth GATC site located about 140 base pairs downstream from the primary methylation region. Some of the deletions severely affect the mom gene expression. We propose from this analysis that (1) some important elements, possibly the promoter, concerned with the expression of mom are located between nucleotides 840 and 880 from the right end of Mu and (2) the mom protein starts with the codon GTG located at position 810. We favor the hypothesis that methylation turns off transcription upstream, thereby allowing the main mom promoter to function.
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PMCID: PMC318767  PMID: 6328425

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