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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
"The Gene (H. J. Muller 1947)" [Historical Retrospective] Annotation pdf (604,276 Bytes) ocr (19,670 Bytes)
"The Gene (H. J. Muller 1947)" [Historical Retrospective]
Number of Image Pages:
4 (604,276 Bytes)
Date:
1991-10 (October 1991)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Contributor:
Editor: Crow, James F.
Editor: Dove, William F.
Source:
Periodical: Lederberg, Joshua. "The Gene (H. J. Muller 1947)" [Historical Retrospective]. Genetics 129, (October 1991): 313-316. Article. 4 Images.
Lederberg UI: P290
Publisher:
Genetics Society of America
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Genetics Society of America.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
DNA
Chromosomes
Mutagenesis
Genetics
History of Medicine
History, 20th Century
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Published Scientific Article
Box Number: 87
Folder Number: 34
Unique Identifier:
BBABEF
Accession Number:
3
Document Type:
Articles
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Writings
SubSeries: Published Scientific Articles
Folder: P290: "The Gene (H. J. Muller, 1947)" [Historical Retrospective] (1991)
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2006-03-14
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW: gene; avery; bacterial chromosomes;


This is a wonderful snapshot of genetic understanding at the dawn of
molecular genetics.

I.A. it was a great encouragement to mme to think of dna transformation
as an interaction of DNA with chromosomes; the prior image being
that bacteria had a loose bag of genes.  This was consistent with
my early mapping work; but we could not be sure as yet that a DNA
transfer was followed by what would now call an integrative event.


jl 12/14/98