What history tells us XIX. The notion of the episome

@article{Morange2009WhatHT,
  title={What history tells us XIX. The notion of the episome},
  author={Michel Morange},
  journal={Journal of Biosciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={34},
  pages={845-848}
}
  • M. Morange
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Biosciences
Modern textbooks of biology and molecular biology describe episomes only briefl y or not at all. Plasmids receive much more attention. The notion of episome was fi rst introduced in a publication of the French Academy of Science by François Jacob and Elie Wollman in 1958 (Jacob and Wollman 1958): episomes “may or may not be present in a cell, and when present they may be either autonomous or integrated” (in the chromosome) (Jacob and Wollman 1958). Episomes were more precisely described in… Expand
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