headful mechanism

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A mechanism of packaging DNA in a phage head (e.g., T4) in which concatemeric DNA is cut, not at a specific position, but rather when the head is filled. This mechanism accounts for the observations of terminal redundancy and cyclic permutation in T4.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

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