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Unformatted text preview: infects bacteria, it takes over its machinery and uses its cells to make copies of its genetic material. • A virus is basically DNA or RNA wrapped in protein and infects cells. • Sulfur is only found in protein so when the virus inserts its genetic material, the protein inside the cell would be radioactive, but it is not. • They use phosphorous to try to detect DNA inside the cell so after centrifuging, the pellet is radioactive because of the phage DNA. •...
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course BIO 311 C taught by Professor Mcclelland during the Fall '09 term at University of Texas.
- Fall '09