For goodness' sake don't apologize! With all you have to do, plus the excitement of the Nobel Prize, you certainly
deserve to be left alone and not bothered for a while.
Francois finally sent me a pool-stock, so we are in business now. With it we have confirmed that our filial [ . . . ] recombinants
still have the same origin as the original parent. We can also
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use acriflavin to convert F- on [ . . . ] recombinant which arose in an interrupted mating and thus had received only a short
chromosomal segment--suggesting the F+ particle is indeed attached next to TL:
Have been transducing the T locus into various F- stocks, but so far no transduction of X.