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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to M. L. Morse pdf (80,337 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to M. L. Morse
Description:
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (80,337 Bytes)
Date:
1986-05-16 (May 16, 1986)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Morse, M. L.
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence F
Metadata Record Letter from M. L. Morse to Joshua Lederberg (September 11, 1986) pdf (1,796,605 Bytes) trs (45,393 Bytes)
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Box Number: 45
Folder Number: 80
Unique Identifier:
BBGCVU
Accession Number:
82
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1985-1999
Folder: Morse, M. L.
Transcript:
M.L. Morse
5/16/86
Dear Larry
history. (lambda-gal transduction)
While the possibility remains, I am trying to collect an archive of the early history of E. coli K-12.
1) Could I ask you for a four-page narrative of just how Gal plus [scientific formula, see original]Gal minus was initially discovered?
I vaguely recall that plus papillae were noticed on Gal minus Lac plus lambda8 cross-streaks with lambda. Can you corroborate/amplify that? Just who made the first observation? How did that relate to your own role in the lab?
2) Have you saved your lab notebooks? Could I have (a copy of) them for permanent preservation? Especially the early months.
3) Could you narrate how the idea of lambda[symbol]dg grew up? I recall you attended a phage meeting at Death Valley. When?
All the best
Joshua.
encl. 5782
[END PAGE ONE]
[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
N.B.
I can dig some of this out, perhaps easier for you:
1) Just when did you come to UW? How did you hear of our lab? Why did you elect that?
2) How did you start your lab work? What projects?
I don't think it would be fruitful for me to approach Esther on these matters.
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2006-12-07
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