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Kinetics of Bacterial Growth

Nature volume 160, pages 105106 (26 July 1947) | Download Citation



THIS book is not a treatise or a monograph. It is an essay, in which the author has expanded the main ideas which led to his own and his group's important work on the kinetics of bacterial growth. Actually this essay has one major theme on which attention is constantly focused: the cause and mechanism of ‘adaptive’ variation of enzymatic properties in the bacterial cell. Indeed, the importance of the problem could scarcely be overstated, since a clear understanding of these phenomena, as they occur in bacterial cells, might throw light on basic problems in other fields of biology, such as genetics and embryology.

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