ASTM E1493 2006 Edition, November 1, 2006
Standard Guide for Identification of Bacteriophage M13 or Its DNA
Includes all amendments and changes through Change/Amendment , November 1, 2006
Additional Comments: W/D NO S/S
Published By:ASTM International (ASTM)
This guide covers the identification of bacteriophage M13 used in biotechnology.
There are many variants of M13 that have been developed specifically for cloning technology. These variants have foreign DNA inserted into the M13 genome, causing the M13 to differ in size and genotype.
If the M13 is to be used to construct a recombinant molecule, then the criteria described in Section 6 should be used to characterize the newly made DNA.