Translational signals of a major head protein gene of bacteriophage lambda

Mordechai Suissa, Shoshy Altuvia, Simi Koby, Hilla Giladi, Amos B. Oppenheim*

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The D gene of bacteriophage λ which codes for a major head protein is expressed at a high level during growth. We have constructed a set of D-lacZ gene fusions in order to examine the factors determining the high efficiency of the D translational initiation signals. It was found that an integral sequence, 300 bp long and upstream of the ATG initiation codon, is required for maximal protein synthesis.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)570-573
Number of pages4
JournalZeitschrift fur Vererbungslehre
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 1988


  • Bacteriophage lambda
  • Translation initiation


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