What is the gt in lambda gt10 or gt11?

Hank Seifert h-seifert at nwu.edu
Wed Mar 2 11:41:40 EST 1994


In article <riggs-010394141649 at 192.138.220.168> riggs at neb.com (Paul Riggs) writes:
>
>
>> What is the origin of the letters gt in the name of the phage vector
>> lambda
>> gt10?  I was told one answer, but I am not sure I buy it.  Does anyone
>> have
>
>I think it means "generalized transducing," by analogy to phage
>transduction by P1, P22, etc.
>
>______
>Paul Riggs
>New England Biolabs
>riggs at neb.com

I don't think so since these are specialized transducing phages 
not generalized!
Hank Seifert
Northwestern University



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