Gene Recombination in the Bacterium Escherichia coli

@article{Tatum1947GeneRI,
  title={Gene Recombination in the Bacterium Escherichia coli},
  author={Edward L. Tatum and Joshua Lederberg},
  journal={Journal of Bacteriology},
  year={1947},
  volume={53},
  pages={673 - 684}
}
The study of inheritance in bacteria has, for the most part, been confined to the investigation of mutational changes in the course of clonal reproduction. With the exception of experiments on pneumococcus type transformations there have been few studies on the direct hereditary interaction of one bacterial type with another. The conception that bacteria have no sexual mode of reproduction is widely entertained. This paper will be devoted to the presentation of evidence for the occurrence in a… 
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