Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 December 2000

176 Pages | 23 halftones & line illus

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195141313

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Gene Action

A Historical Account

Werner Maas

This is the only book written by someone working in the field that deals with the history of gene action. It focuses on the spectacular developments that occurred between 1940 and 1965 in understanding the biochemical nature and action of genes. The author experienced these developments firsthand and is thus able to give an insider's account of an extraordinary period in the history of biology. The last part of the book describes the advances made since 1965 that have put genes in the central position they occupy today.


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