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Viruses > Bacteriophages > Coliphages > Bacteriophage mu
Viruses > Archaeal Viruses > Myoviridae > Bacteriophage mu
Viruses > DNA Viruses > Caudovirales > Myoviridae > Bacteriophage mu
Viruses > Bacteriophages > Caudovirales > Myoviridae > Bacteriophage mu

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Bacteriophage mu  


  • A temperate coliphage, in the genus Mu-like viruses, family MYOVIRIDAE, composed of a linear, double-stranded molecule of DNA, which is able to insert itself randomly at any point on the host chromosome. It frequently causes a mutation by interrupting the continuity of the bacterial OPERON at the site of insertion.

Broader concept(s)


  • Coliphage mu
  • Enterobacteria phage Mu
  • mu Phage
  • mu Phages
  • Phage mu

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