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DNA

Rowland H. Davis

in The Microbial Models of Molecular Biology

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780195154368
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199893935 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154368.003.0010
DNA

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This chapter considers how DNA changed the agenda and how microbial genetics became a backbone of molecular biology. In particular, it summarizes the main impact of the work on the choice and uses of model organisms. The event was similar to the discoveries of Mendel or the rediscovery of Mendel himself in its impact on genetics.

Keywords: DNA; microbial genetics; model organisms; molecular biology

Chapter.  3270 words. 

Subjects: Biochemistry

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