Reactivation of Irradiated Bacteriophage by Transfer of Self-Reproducing Units
In this article, Luria reported that several phages killed by ultraviolet light, then put into the same cell, can often revive
themselves and produce normal progeny. He noted that if specific genes were intentionally damaged, through exchanges with
another phage they can reconstitute as a normal, undamaged phage. Luria interpreted this as an instance of genetic recombination.
This article would be followed by a more formal and detailed presentation of the subject in "Genetics" in 1949.
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1947-09-15 (September 15, 1947)
Luria, Salvador E.
Periodical: Luria, Salvador E. "Reactivation of Irradiated Bacteriophage by Transfer of Self-Reproducing Units." Proceedings of
the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 33, 9 (15 September 1947): 253-264. Article. 12 Images.
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Reproduced with permission of Daniel D. Luria.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Genetics Lessons from Bacteriophage, 1938-1944
Genetic Recombinations Leading to Production of Active Bacteriophage from Ultraviolet Inactivated Bacteriophage Particles