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Prokaryotes Take Center Stage

Rowland H. Davis

in The Microbial Models of Molecular Biology: From Genes to Genomes

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195154368
eISBN:
9780199893935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154368.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

The previous 50 years had been devoted in large part to discovering the nature of the gene through studies of its function, mutation, and recombination. What was there for geneticists to learn after ... More


Prokaryotes: Later Contributions

Rowland H. Davis

in The Microbial Models of Molecular Biology: From Genes to Genomes

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195154368
eISBN:
9780199893935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154368.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

After the genetic code had been defined fully (by 1963), some believed that it was all over. This feeling signified only that the goals of many up to that time had been so narrowly conceived that ... More


The Microbial Models of Molecular Biology: From Genes to Genomes

Rowland H. Davis

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195154368
eISBN:
9780199893935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154368.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This book explains the role of simple biological model systems in the growth of molecular biology. Essentially, the whole history of molecular biology is presented here, tracing the work in ... More


Biological Circuit Components

Richard M. Murray

in Biomolecular Feedback Systems

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161532
eISBN:
9781400850501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161532.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter describes some simple circuit components that have been constructed in E. coli cells using the technology of synthetic biology and then considers a more complicated circuit that already ... More


Building a Better Burger: How Media Coverage and Civil Litigation Facilitate Policy Change

Timothy D. Lytton

in Outbreak: Foodborne Illness and the Struggle for Food Safety

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226611549
eISBN:
9780226611716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226611716.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The 1983 outbreak of E. coli O:157-related illness traced to hamburgers sold by Jack in the Box restaurant has been called the 9/11 of food safety. This chapter demonstrates how media coverage and ... More


An inspector calls: Pennington, E. coli and disaster science

Ed Randall

in Food, Risk and Politics: Scare, Scandal and Crisis – Insights Into the RiskPolitics of Food Safety

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072307
eISBN:
9781781702918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072307.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Dealing with the first of a series of E. coli O157 outbreaks in Scotland (which occurred in 1996), this chapter looks at the detective skills of a professor of bacteriology. Hugh Pennington's ... More


The Central Importance of E. coli and λ‎ Phage in the New Molecular Biology

Thomas E. Schindler

in A Hidden Legacy: The Life and Work of Esther Zimmer Lederberg

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197531679
eISBN:
9780197531709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197531679.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter considers two of the most important legacies of the Lederbergs’ pioneering work: the discoveries of the model organisms that would dominate molecular biology, E. coli and λ‎ ... More


Appreciate the process, by taking a random walk

Susan D'Agostino

in How to Free Your Inner Mathematician: Notes on Mathematics and Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198843597
eISBN:
9780191879388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843597.003.0041
Subject:
Mathematics, Educational Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

“Appreciate the process, by taking a random walk” offers a basic introduction to random walks—a mathematical formalization for a path as an object wanders away from a starting point—with a particular ... More


History’s Windings in a Flask: Microbial Experiments into Evolutionary Contingency

Zachary D. Blount

in Chance in Evolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226401744
eISBN:
9780226401911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401911.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Evolution is an inherently historical phenomenon that involves both deterministic and stochastic processes that play out in the context of historically continuous lineages existing in a world subject ... More


An Abiding Affection

Thomas E. Schindler

in A Hidden Legacy: The Life and Work of Esther Zimmer Lederberg

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197531679
eISBN:
9780197531709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197531679.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter provides a brief outline of Esther Zimmer’s early life. Born in 1922 to immigrant Jewish parents who had moved from Manhattan’s Lower East Side to the South Bronx, she demonstrated a ... More


Graduate School: Mentored by the Future Nobel Laureates George Beadle and Edward Tatum

Thomas E. Schindler

in A Hidden Legacy: The Life and Work of Esther Zimmer Lederberg

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197531679
eISBN:
9780197531709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197531679.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter relates how Esther Zimmer began working in bacteriology. At the beginning of September 1944, twenty-one-year old Esther Zimmer set off on a solitary four-day train journey to Palo Alto, ... More


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