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Document Type


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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

RU Laboratory

Zinder Laboratory


The growth of the RNA-containing bacteriophage f2 has been studied. DNA synthesis appears normal after phage infection. It is possible to dissociate the synthesis of viral RNA from the synthesis of DNA using thymineless bacteria with fluorinated pyrimidines and Mitomycin C as inhibitors of DNA synthesis. It is concluded that the growth of f2 is independent of DNA synthesis.


A thesis submitted to the Faculty of The Rockefeller Institute in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy

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