Transformation of Cells and Viruses

Abstract

RECENT papers by Rhoades1 and by Sonneborn2, the first describing a new case of genic induction of a transmissible cytoplasmic difference (the earliest example of which is due to Imai3), and the second concerning a novel system of relations between the nucleus and cytoplasmic substances in heredity, are of considerable potential significance for the study of differentiation and growth, both normal and abnormal. Nowhere is this greater than in the field of cancer, where the prospect they afford of a clearer understanding of cytoplasmic inheritance must elucidate some at least of the fundamental problems involved. What these problems are, may briefly be considered.

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HADDOW, A. Transformation of Cells and Viruses. Nature 154, 194–199 (1944). https://doi.org/10.1038/154194a0

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