What is the gt in lambda gt10 or gt11?

Paul Riggs riggs at neb.com
Tue Mar 8 11:02:02 EST 1994

In article <2l2fk4$s5q at news.acns.nwu.edu>, h-seifert at nwu.edu (Hank Seifert)

> >I think it means "generalized transducing," by analogy to phage
> >transduction by P1, P22, etc.
> >
> >______
> >Paul Riggs
> I don't think so since these are specialized transducing phages 
> not generalized!
> Hank Seifert
> Northwestern University

Generalized means "can transduce any piece of DNA," such as pieces of the
chromosome or, in this case, any restriction fragment. Specialized means
the phage transduces the same marker all the time, such as lambda-gal and
lamda-bio specialized transducing phage.
Paul Riggs
New England Biolabs
riggs at neb.com

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