Genetic Control of Biochemical Reactions in Neurospora

  title={Genetic Control of Biochemical Reactions in Neurospora},
  author={George Wells Beadle and Edward L. Tatum},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  • G. Beadle, E. Tatum
  • Published 15 November 1941
  • Biology
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
From the standpoint of physiological genetics the development and functioning of an organism consist essentially of an integrated system of chemical reactions controlled in some manner by genes. It is entirely tenable to suppose that these genes which are themselves a part of the system, control or regulate specific reactions in the system either by acting directly as enzymes or by determining the specificities of enzymes [1]. Since the components of such a system are likely to be interrelated… 
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