The Nature of the Genetic Mechanism

  • Lawrence S. Dillon


Now that the preceding chapters have viewed the actions of the molecular genetic mechanism through the development, differentiation, and functioning of mature organisms, several observations concerning the nature of the actual genetic processes become obvious that remained obscure or completely concealed when only the macromolecular (Dillon, 1978a) and cellular levels (Dillon, 1981) had been examined. But, as becomes evident in the following discussion, even at those lower levels of biological organization, some important features had actually been disclosed in those analyses but in too intangible form to be expressed in words. In a sense, then, this closing chapter of the present study is designed to serve as a summary for the entire trilogy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence S. Dillon
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  1. 1.Texas A & M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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