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Title Mystery of DNA replication, The
Subject DNA--Synthesis
Description The 43rd Annual Frederick William Reynolds Lecture.
Creator Lark, Karl G.
Publisher University of Utah Press
Date 1980-03-05
Date Digital 2008-05-29
Type Text
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Resource Identifier,83
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Language eng
Relation Digital reproduction of "The Mystery of DNA replication," J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections
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Title Back Cover
Description $4.00 The Mystery of DNA Replication by Karl<3. Lark One of the most puzzling mysteries about genetic inheritance is how DNA is copied to make more genetic information. The Watson-Crick helix presents a simple mechanism for reproducing genetic material; the two strands unwind from each other and each one is then copied. The prejudices and expectations of geneticists led them to think that each strand would be maintained intact. Starting from this premise, a number of ingenious experiments were carried out which led to the conclusion that the integrity of the double helix indeed was maintained. However, as more experiments were performed, it became increasingly clear that replication is not a simple process and that the integrity of the genetic material is maintained despite the fact that DNA is constantly being cut and patched together. During the last few years major breakthroughs in our understanding of DNA replication have occurred, and these have been characterized by a reassessment of our position, a new understanding of how genetic material may operate, and a whole new set of "prejudices." This is an intriguing story of how science is carried out, how scientists begin from preconceived notions which they have to adjust to conform to the facts which they confront in nature. Dr. Karl G. Lark, Professor of Biology at the University of Utah, has spent most of his life studying the replication of the genetic material, a period which has coincided with twenty-five years of phenomenal growth and change in genetic research. He tells the story of that exciting period and predicts its significance for the next years of discovery. University of Utah Press ISBN 0-87480-179-6
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Source Original Manuscript: The mystery of DNA replication by Karl G. Lark.
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Date Created 2008-07-29
Date Modified 2008-07-29
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