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The Microbial Models of Molecular Biology: From Genes to Genomes

Rowland H. Davis


This book explains the role of simple biological model systems in the growth of molecular biology. Essentially, the whole history of molecular biology is presented here, tracing the work in bacteriophages in E. coli, the role of other prokaryotic systems, and also the protozoan and algal models — Paramecium and Chlamydomonas, primarily — and the move into eukaryotes with the fungal systems Neurospora, Aspergillus, and yeast. Each model was selected for its appropriateness for asking a given class of questions, and each spawned its own community of investigators. Some individuals made the trans ... More

Keywords: microbial models, molecular biology, biological model systems, bacteriophages, E. coli, prokaryotic systems, algal models, Paramecium, Chlamydomonas, eukaryotes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195154368
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154368.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rowland H. Davis, author
University of California, Irvine