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Research Article

A Promiscuous DNA Packaging Machine from Bacteriophage T4

  • Zhihong Zhang,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, The Catholic University of America, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

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  • Vishal I. Kottadiel,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, The Catholic University of America, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

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  • Reza Vafabakhsh,

    Affiliation: Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Li Dai,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, The Catholic University of America, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

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  • Yann R. Chemla,

    Affiliation: Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Taekjip Ha,

    Affiliations: Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Venigalla B. Rao mail

    rao@cua.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, The Catholic University of America, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

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  • Published: February 15, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000592

About the Authors

Zhihong Zhang, Vishal I. Kottadiel, Li Dai, Venigalla B. Rao
Department of Biology, The Catholic University of America, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Reza Vafabakhsh, Yann R. Chemla, Taekjip Ha
Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
Taekjip Ha
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: rao@cua.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: VBR. Performed the experiments: ZZ VIK RV LD. Analyzed the data: ZZ VIK RV LD YRC TH VBR. Wrote the paper: ZZ VIK RV TH VBR.