Nucleotide sequence of the major early region of Bacillus subtilis phage PZA, a close relative of phi 29.
The 5200-bp nucleotide sequence of the major early region of bacteriophage PZA has been determined. Open reading frames (ORFs) and potential transcriptional and translational regulatory signals were found in this region. The sequence was compared with the known sequence of the homologous region of the closely related phage phi 29 (Yoshikawa and Ito, 1982). This comparison permitted a more accurate assignment of several ORFs and regulatory signals.