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The Sol Spiegelman Papers

Title:
Letter from Sol Spiegelman to Tracy M. Sonneborn pdf (61,569 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Sol Spiegelman to Tracy M. Sonneborn
Number of Image Pages:
1 (61,569 Bytes)
Date:
1950-11-06 (November 6, 1950)
Creator:
Spiegelman, Sol
Recipient:
Sonneborn, Tracy M.
Indiana University
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Enzymes
Galactose
Exhibit Category:
Enzymes and Genetics, 1940-1955
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Tracy M. Sonneborn to Sol Spiegelman (November 8, 1950) pdf (138,538 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/PXBBHZ.pdf
Box Number: 11
Folder Number: 42
Unique Identifier:
PXBBJB
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1946-1983
Folder: Sonneborn, T. M., 1946-1981
Transcript:
November 6, 1950
Dear Tracy,
I read with great interest your recent article on cytoplasmic inheritance in the latest issue of the Scientific American. I was particularly interested in your implication that investigators other than the Lindegrens had attempted to repeat the melibiose experiment and failed. I would deeply appreciate it if you would let me have the reference to these because it appears to have escaped my attention. It so happens that I am at present setting up experiments testing the transmission of the galactose system through meiosis. We have learned a good deal about the cytoplasmic transmission through ordinary vegetative divisions. We are using this knowledge to examine the situation which obtains during segregation. It might perhaps be better to do this with the original melibiose system. However, the original strains were never available to me after I left Washington and from their data (which apparently nobody reads) they were not available to the Lindegrens at the time they supposedly repeated the experiment.
Sincerely yours,
S. Spiegelman
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2010-04-08
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