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Illuminating Life: Selected Papers for Cold Spring Harbor, Vol 1: (1903-1969)

By: Jan Witkowski

400 pages, Illus

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Hardback | Nov 1999 | #104209 | ISBN: 0879695668
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facsimile reprint of twenty research papers published between 1903 and 1969.


Ecology, adaptation and evolution - early research at Cold Spring Harbor; the early applications of Mendel's genetics to human beings; the development of hybrid corn at Cold Spring Harbor; chromosomal changes and heredity; mouse headquarters, Cold Spring Harbor; unstable genes in Drosophila; quantitative biology comes to the biological laboratory - isolating hormones; the genetics of taste and smell; pigeons, hormones and lactation; quantitative biology - biophysics in the biological laboratory; broken chromosomes; penicillin - the department of genetics at war; the unstable genome - movable genes; dissecting the bacteriophage life cycle; the Hershey-Chase experiment; assembly line genes; first glimpses of DNA repair; DNA and the T2 phage chromosome; the sticky ends of phage lambda and their uses; DNA synthesis and the case of the missing enzyme.

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