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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
On Sexing Bacteria Annotation pdf (58,388 Bytes) ocr (1,387 Bytes)
On Sexing Bacteria
Number of Image Pages:
1 (58,388 Bytes)
Date:
1950
Creator:
Davis, Bernard D.
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Elizabeth M. Davis.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence B
Box Number: 6
Folder Number: 200
Unique Identifier:
BBADDQ
Accession Number:
5
Document Type:
Poems
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1947-1953
Folder: Davis, Bernard D.
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2005-05-17
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW: Davis; Lysenko; E. coli K-12; conjugation;
presumably by Bernard Davis.  First of quite a bit of doggerel.
Look for C H Andrewes' fantasies; perhaps also Seymour Hutner;
Vaguely recalls Tom Lehrer's technopolitical ditties;

Marginal comment:
K-12 is canonical strain of E. coli used in genetics experiments.
"ten to the sixth"  -- standard strains (F+) give only 10^-6 recombinants;
Lysenko:  anti Morgan-Mendelian genetics;
"principles dissolved" - re: Transforming Principle of penumococcus:
	DNA in solution;
"foods select .. traits diverse"  used nutritional selection;
"whick ones popper" -- not Karl, but "papa";
"N-Z" -- EnzCase (enzym digest of casein) is traditional peptone medium;
"mate on the plate or hide in its dew" - solid or liquid mating medium;

jl 7/22/98  2/27/00