Bacteriophage mu


Coliphage mu

Enterobacteria phage Mu

Phage mu

mu Phage

mu Phages

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.