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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to John Burton Sanderson Haldane Annotation pdf (163,391 Bytes) ocr (330 Bytes)
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to John Burton Sanderson Haldane
Description:
Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (163,391 Bytes)
Date:
1946-10-12 (October 12, 1946)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Haldane, John Burton Sanderson
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Exhibit Category:
The Development of Bacterial Genetics
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence A
Box Number: 6
Folder Number: 18
Unique Identifier:
BBADZS
Accession Number:
8
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1925-1947
Folder: Haldane, J. B. S.
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2006-05-11
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
Node: Haldane, JBS.  Noted geneticisit of the age, with many anticipations
in mathematical as well as physiological genetics.  I first met him at
the AAAS meetings in Boston, December 1946, along with Helen Spurway who carried
her then favorite Habrobracon wasps in her purse.  They were to be
exemplary genetic material a/c haploid males allowing for immediate expression of
mutant phenotypes.  I have remained one of his devotees, notwithstanding
our sharp divergence on political issues, and welcomed the chance to
visit him in Calcutta in 1947.  Cf: P-274;


KW: Delbruck; Luria; statistical; distribution of mutants; Ryan
   reverse mutation; recombination in E coli; Sarkar;


I query him for help on the statistics of correlated mutation
at two loci.

Haldane's analysis of the distribution is commented and updated by
Sahotra Sarkar, 1991, Genetics 127:257-261. "Haldane's solution of the
Luria-Delbruck distribution".

jl 8/17/98  4/13/99