phi X174 (φX174) virus

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A coliphage whose genome consists of a circular, positive sense, single stranded DNA molecule containing 5,286 nucleotides. Overlapping genes (q.v.) were discovered in this virus (q.v.). See Chronology, 1959, Sinsheimer; 1967, Goulian et al.; 1977, Sanger et al.; Genome Sizes and Gene Numbers.

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