Gene Recombination in Escherichia Coli

@article{Lederberg1946GeneRI,
  title={Gene Recombination in Escherichia Coli},
  author={Joshua Lederberg and Edward L. Tatum},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1946},
  volume={158},
  pages={558-558}
}
ANALYSIS of mixed cultures of nutritional mutants has revealed the presence of new types which strongly suggest the occurrence of a sexual process in the bacterium, Escherichia coli. 
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