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Temperate Phages and Transduction

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/9780195154368.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter begins with a discussion of studies on temperate bacteriophages. It then describes the discovery of a new and surprising form of genetic recombination called transduction, which led to ... More


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


Antibiotics: Sometimes They Fail

Janet R. Gilsdorf

in Continual Raving: A History of Meningitis and the People Who Conquered It

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190677312
eISBN:
9780190677343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677312.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Many scientists can claim one or possibly two very important discoveries in a lifetime. Hattie Alexander’s notable discoveries number many more than that. Further, they emerged from her astute ... More


Keeping DNA Out, Letting It In

Janet R. Gilsdorf

in Continual Raving: A History of Meningitis and the People Who Conquered It

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190677312
eISBN:
9780190677343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677312.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

All three meningitis bacteria (meningococci, Haemophilus influenzae, and pneumococci) are able to soak up DNA from their environments; thus, they all exhibit substantial genetic diversity. Those ... More


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