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Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Bruce Wallace pdf (44,476 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Bruce Wallace
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (44,476 Bytes)
Date:
1982-01-03 (January 3, 1982)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Wallace, Bruce
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Transformation, Genetic
Exhibit Category:
After the Discovery: The Transforming Principle's Reception by the Scientific Community
Box Number: 4
Folder Number: 9
Unique Identifier:
CCBBBD
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Commentary on Avery and His Work, 1944-2005
SubSeries: Chronological
Folder: 1980-1994
Transcript:
R Bruce Wallace
[stamped, JAN -- 3 1982]
DNA as mutagen
How thoughtful of you to recall what I wrote >> [more than] 20 years ago! The deeper my regrets that my calendar is fully booked for the time of your meeting. If it should open up immediately I will write back to you.
You may recall how Dobzhansky characterized the pneumococcus transformation as a "directed mutation" even before Avery and co. characterized DNA there.
This may seem a semantic nicety but Avery (and Harriett Ephrussi) were informed by it in such a way that they avoided doing or interpreting multi-marker recombination expts. in a simple, straightforward way; and this was left to Rollin Hotchkiss some years later.
Best wishes
Joshua Lederberg
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2007-01-29
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