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Gene action in relation to growth and development. I. Phenotypic variability

Went, F. W. (1953) Gene action in relation to growth and development. I. Phenotypic variability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 39 (8). pp. 839-848. ISSN 0027-8424. doi:10.1073/pnas.39.8.839.

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Among the most fundamental problems in biology belongs the action of the gene. The gene, however, is elusive since no direct approach is possible: the gene can only be recognized by its effect. These effects may be used either in their final expression - the heritable characters - and then we are in the domain of classical genetics. Or we can try to infer from the final and intermediate steps of gene action what lies at the beginning of this chain. This is the approach of both the biochemist, the embryologist, and the physiologist. The successes of the biochemist in approaching the action of the gene are spectacular, such as in the analysis of biosynthesis in Neurospora.

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Additional Information:© 1953 by the National Academy of Sciences. Read before the Academy November 10, 1952; communicated May 25, 1953.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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