Bacteriophage: An Essay on Virus Reproduction


Title:
Bacteriophage: An Essay on Virus Reproduction
Creator:
Luria, S. E. (Salvador Edward), 1912-1991
Date:
12 May 1950
Description:
In this article, Luria provided an overview of the state of knowledge of viruses and how they replicate. Though he accepted Oswald Avery's proof that DNA was the "transforming principle" in bacteria, here he suggested that the protein component of viruses, rather than DNA, might have the primary role in replication. Luria later explained to historian Horace Judson that this oversight was primarily due to his "not thinking biochemically," adding that "I don't think we attached great importance to whether the gene was protein or nucleic acid." Luria noted that James Watson and Francis Crick's work on the structure of DNA in the early 1950s permanently settled the question.
Periodical:
Science
Publisher:
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Rights:
Reprinted with permission from Luria, Salvador E. "Bacteriophage: An Essay on Virus Reproduction." Science 111, 2889 (12 May 1950): 507-511. Copyright 1950 AAAS., Readers may view, browse, and/or download material for temporary copying purposes only, provided these uses are for non-commercial personal purposes. Except as provided by law, this material may not be further reproduced, distributed, transmitted, modified, adapted, performed, displayed, published or sold in whole or in part, without prior written permission from the publisher., and http://www.sciencemag.org/
Genre:
Articles
Subject:
Bacteriophages, Recombination, Genetic, and Viruses
Format:
Text
Extent:
5 pages
Language:
English
Legacy Source Citation:
Periodical. Luria, Salvador E. "Bacteriophage: An Essay on Virus Reproduction." Science 111, 2889 (12 May 1950): 507-511. Article. 5 Images.. Science
Legacy ID:
QLBBBL
NLM ID:
101584611X9
Profiles Collection:
The Salvador E. Luria Papers
Story Section:
From Phage to Colicins, 1945-1972