The Experimental Study of Bacterial Evolution and Its Implications for the Modern Synthesis of Evolutionary Biology

  title={The Experimental Study of Bacterial Evolution and Its Implications for the Modern Synthesis of Evolutionary Biology},
  author={Maureen A. O’Malley},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
Since the 1940s, microbiologists, biochemists and population geneticists have experimented with the genetic mechanisms of microorganisms in order to investigate evolutionary processes. These evolutionary studies of bacteria and other microorganisms gained some recognition from the standard-bearers of the modern synthesis of evolutionary biology, especially Theodosius Dobzhansky and Ledyard Stebbins. A further period of post-synthesis bacterial evolutionary research occurred between the 1950s… 

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