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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Kenneth A. Bisset to Joshua Lederberg pdf (119,538 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Kenneth A. Bisset to Joshua Lederberg
Description:
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (119,538 Bytes)
Date:
1948-11-08 (November 8, 1948)
Creator:
Bisset, Kenneth A.
University of Birmingham (England)
Recipient:
Lederberg, Joshua
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the University of Birmingham (England).
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence B
Box Number: 6
Folder Number: 131
Unique Identifier:
BBACLF
Accession Number:
5
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1947-1953
Folder: Bisset, Kenneth A.
Transcript:
8/11/48
Dear Dr. Lederberg,
Thank you for the reprints, which arrived on Saturday.
In view of your interest in the subject of the bacterial nucleus, I have rattled up a small reproduction of the sexual? process which leads to the formation of the resting nucleus in Bacteriaceae. This work is in the Press with the Proceedings of the Royal Society, and I do
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not know when it will be published, so will you please regard it as, at least mildly, confidential. a,b,c:--show the division of a central rod which is probably composed of elementary chromosomes in a different arrangement from the [diagram] complexes d,e,f--show a sexual or autogamous fusion. g,h,i:--the formation of the resting stage--j.
The resting nucleus germinates into the semi-permanently-antiotic, chromosome complex stage. The elementary chromosomes are pretty small (if that's what they are) and not easy to photograph. They look something like:--[diagram], and then line up as a rod:--[diagram]. Once more, I don't say any of this is true, but I don't see why it might not be! Tell me what you think--
Sincerely,
K.A. Bisset
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