Analysis of Microbial Genome Structure

  • T. Mojica-A
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 3)


It might appear meaningless for a group of distinguished plant biologists to hear about the genetic manipulations with the evolutionarily distant microbes. It is conceivably possible, however, to draw some morals from the concepts of bacterial genetic transfer and recombination and the possibilities the systems offer for a great deal of fine genetic manipulations. These potentialities have permitted the understanding of a host of fundamental molecular biological processes, long before the sexual biology and mechanisms of transfer and recombination began to be understood.


Random Mutagenesis Bacterial Chromosome Genetic Transfer Tetrad Analysis Transduce Phage 
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  • T. Mojica-A
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  1. 1.Cell Biochemistry, Radiobiology DepartmentCentre d’Etude de L’Energie NucléaireBelgium

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