This chapter focuses on the choice of a model organism, in this case the bacterium Escherichia coli, in the development of molecular genetics. It shows that this choice was made inconspicuously just three years after Beadle and Tatum published their 1941 paper on the first biochemical mutants of Neurospora.
Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.