The Resource Reconceiving the gene : Seymour Benzer's adventures in phage genetics, Frederic Lawrence Holmes ; edited by William C. Summers

Reconceiving the gene : Seymour Benzer's adventures in phage genetics, Frederic Lawrence Holmes ; edited by William C. Summers

Label
Reconceiving the gene : Seymour Benzer's adventures in phage genetics
Title
Reconceiving the gene
Title remainder
Seymour Benzer's adventures in phage genetics
Statement of responsibility
Frederic Lawrence Holmes ; edited by William C. Summers
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A fascinating and detailed chronicle, "Reconceptualizing the Gene" 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. Benzer's accomplishments and discoveries are widely recognized as a tipping point in mid-twentieth-century molecular biology when the nature of the gene was recast in molecular terms. More often than any other individual, he is considered to have led geneticists from the classical gene into the molecular age. Drawing on Benzer's remarkably complete record of his experiments, his correspondence, and published sources, Frederic Lawrence Holmes reconstructs how the former physicist initiated his work in phage biology, and how he accomplished his landmark investigation. The book follows Benzer's investigative pathway as his research unfolded and shifted, and as he adapted to opportunities or disappointments as they arose. The story of Benzer's creativity as a researcher is a fascinating story that also reveals intriguing aspects common to the scientific enterprise
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
  • 576.5092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH429.2.B46
LC item number
H65 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Reconceiving the gene : Seymour Benzer's adventures in phage genetics, Frederic Lawrence Holmes ; edited by William C. Summers
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-329) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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."
Control code
ocn123024799
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 334 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300129700
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • 0b776e0f-27f0-4c52-8746-32ecde22dc60
  • 22573/ctt112q0w
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not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32248969
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)123024799
  • pebcs030012970X

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