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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Richard Goldschmidt to Joshua Lederberg Annotation pdf (135,225 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Richard Goldschmidt to Joshua Lederberg
Description:
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (135,225 Bytes)
Date:
1953-04-25 (April 25, 1953)
Creator:
Goldschmidt, Richard
Recipient:
Lederberg, Joshua
Rights:
Courtesy of Joshua Lederberg.
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Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence C
Box Number: 10
Folder Number: 128
Unique Identifier:
BBADVV
Accession Number:
8
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1953-1960
Folder: Goldschmidt, Richard
Transcript:
April 25. 53
Dear Dr. Lederberg:
I read recently your penetrating analysis of cytoplasmic heredity. As usual among weak humans, I liked best the parts which my own thinking led me in similar directions. I was specially pleased that you, as probably the only US geneticist, are aware of the great theoretical importance of my friend and former student Buchner's work on symbionts generally unknown also among zoologists. Thus, you will be interested to hear that his and I think very good book is in press and will be published any day. Buchner wrote me recently an amazing fact he is studying now. He has a coccid (supposed to be male heterogametic) in which half of the eggs receive symbionts (before fertilization!) and half not. The former develop into females and the latter into males and the males
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have a rudimentary mouth and cannot eat. I wonder how the details will come out!
Best regards
Yours sincerely,
Richard Goldschimdt
My regards to Huskins!
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW:  P33; endosymbiosis; symbiosis; Buchner;

Congratulates my paper on plasmids; Buchner's recent work on coccids,
a kind of segregation of symbionts and sex determination.

Cf Wolbachia;  Sapp commentary on this letter in
Evolution by Association"

jl 10/31/98