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Title Meselson, Stahl, and the replication of DNA [electronic resource] : a history of "the most beautiful experiment in biology" / Frederic Lawrence Holmes.
Author Holmes, Frederic Lawrence.
Publication New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2001.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 503 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [449]-496) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Chapter One The Replication Problem 11 -- Chapter Two Meselson and Stahl 49 -- Chapter Three Twists and Turs 75 -- Chapter Four Crossing Fields: Chemical Bonds to Biological Mutants 116 -- Chapter Five Dense Solutions 157 -- Chapter Six The Big Machine 183 -- Chapter Seven Working at High Speed 215 -- Chapter Eight The Unseen Band 272 -- Chapter Nine One Discovery, Three Stories 303 -- Chapter Ten An Extremely Beautiful Experiment 319 -- Chapter Eleven Centrifugal Forces 352 -- Chapter Twelve The Subunits of Semiconservative Replication 388 -- Chapter Thirteen Images of an Experiment 412 -- Chapter Fourteen Afterword 435.
Summary In 1957 Matthew Meselson and Frank Stahl produced a landmark experiment confirming that DNA replicates as predicted by the double helix structure Watson and Crick had recently proposed. It also gained immediate renown as a 'most beautiful' experiment whose beauty was tied to its simplicity. This book vividly reconstructs the complex route that led to the Meselson-Stahl experiment and provides an inside view of day-to-day scientific research - its unpredictability, excitement, intellectual challenge, and serendipitous windfalls, as well as its frustrations, unexpected diversions away from original plans, and chronic uncertainty.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Meselson, Matthew.
Stahl, Franklin W.
DNA replication -- Experiments -- History.
Molecular biology -- Experiments -- History.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Genetics & Genomics.
SCIENCE / History.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Holmes, Frederic Lawrence. Meselson, Stahl, and the replication of DNA. New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2001 (DLC) 2001017701
ISBN 9780300129663 electronic bk.
0300129661 electronic bk.

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