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Published July 1, 1958 | public
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The replication of DNA in Escherichia coli


Studies of bacterial transformation and bacteriaphage infection (1-5) strongly indicate that deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) can carry and transmit hereditary information and can direct its own replication. Hypotheses for the mechanism of DNA replication differ in the predictions they make concerning the distribution among progeny molecules of atoms derived from parental molecules.(6)

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© 1958 by the National Academy of Sciences. Communicated by Max Delbrück, May 14, 1958. Aided by grants from the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis and the National Institutes of Health. Gates and Crellin Laboratories of Chemistry, Contribution No. 2344.


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