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Reconceiving the gene : Seymour Benzer's adventures in phage genetics

Author: Frederic Lawrence Holmes; William C Summers
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Relates how, between 1954 and 1961, the biologist Seymour Benzer mapped the fine structure of the rII region of the genome of the bacterial virus known as phage T4. Drawing on Benzer's record of his  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Seymour Benzer; Seymour Benzer; Seymour Benzer; Seymour Benzer; Seymour Benzer
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederic Lawrence Holmes; William C Summers
ISBN: 0300110782 9780300110784
OCLC Number: 62342731
Description: ix, 334 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Classical mendelian genetics --
Genetics and the phage biologists --
The physicist becomes a phage biologist --
To Paris and back --
Teaching and research at Purdue --
Entering the rII region --
Crossing into the fine structure --
Is gene a dirty word? --
The survival of the "gene."
Responsibility: Frederic Lawrence Holmes ; edited by William C. Summers.
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