The beginnings of the “Delft Tradition” revisited: Martinus . Beijerinck and the genetics of microorganisms

  title={The beginnings of the “Delft Tradition” revisited: Martinus . Beijerinck and the genetics of microorganisms},
  author={Bert Theunissen},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  • B. Theunissen
  • Published 1996
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the History of Biology
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