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Martin Hewlett marty_hewlett at TIKAL.BIOSCI.ARIZONA.EDU
Fri Oct 20 12:57:48 EST 1995

muriel lederman wrote:
>One additional distinguishing characteristic of viruses that I
> always include is that do not contain the genes for any part of the
> translation apparatus.

Like everything else, there's always the exception. I believe the T-even 
bacteriophage contain genes for a few transfer RNAs (if those can be 
considered a part of the "translation apparatus").

Dr. Martin Hewlett
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ  85721
FAX:  (602)621-3709

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