Genetic Recombinations Leading to Production of Active Bacteriophage from Ultraviolet Inactivated Bacteriophage Particles
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 is a more formal and detailed presentation of his 1947 article in the "Proceedings of the National Academy
Item is a photocopy.
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1949-03 (March 1949)
Luria, Salvador E.
Periodical: Luria, Salvador E., and Renato Dulbecco. "Genetic Recombinations Leading to Production of Active Bacteriophage from Ultraviolet
Inactivated Bacteriophage Particles." Genetics 34, (March 1949): 93-125. Article. 33 Images.
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Genetics Lessons from Bacteriophage, 1938-1944
Reactivation of Irradiated Bacteriophage by Transfer of Self-Reproducing Units (September 15, 1947)
Letter from Salvador E. Luria to Arthur B. Pardee (May 23, 1960)