By Lisa Yount
A worthwhile quantity within the outstanding Scientists sequence, A to Z of Biologists makes use of the equipment of biography for you to positioned a human face on technology - a mode that provides immediacy to the prose for the excessive schooler who may have an curiosity in pursuing a occupation in biology. This accomplished survey positive aspects greater than one hundred eighty entries and 50 black-and-white pictures. each one profile makes a speciality of a selected biologist's study and contributions to the sphere and his or her influence on scientists whose paintings undefined. Their lives and personalities are mentioned to boot via incidents, quotations, and pictures. Culturally inclusive and spanning the complete variety of biologists from precedent days to the current day, the entries on ladies and minority biologists particularly articulate a number of the stumbling blocks that those biologists overcame within the means of achieving their ambitions. This quantity is a perfect source for college students and basic readers attracted to the heritage of biology or the non-public lives of important biologists.
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Each plasmid contains just one or a few genes. Bacteria in nature sometimes exchange plasmids, and Cohen had developed a way to imitate this process, removing plasmids from bacteria and making other bacteria take them up on demand. Back in California in the spring of 1973, Boyer and Cohen began experiments that combined the techniques they had developed. They used a restriction enzyme from Boyer’s laboratory to cut open some of Cohen’s plasmids. The “sticky ends” produced by the process allowed them to join the two plasmids together to make a single larger one, even though the plasmids had come from two different strains of bacteria.
Dr. Beaumont and the Man with a Hole in His Stomach. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1978. Horsman, Reginald. Frontier Doctor: William Beaumont, America’s First Great Medical Scientist. : University of Missouri Press, 1996. “Life of Dr. com. Available online. htm. Last updated 2001. ᨳ Behring, Emil von (1854–1917) Prussian/German Bacteriologist, Immunologist In a dramatic demonstration in a German hospital on Christmas 1891, Emil Adolf von Behring showed that he had found a new weapon against diphtheria—one of the greatest killers of children in his time—and a new way of fighting other diseases caused by bacteria as well.
Finally, his laboratory is studying how HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, invades and destroys certain cells in the immune system. Further Reading Berg, Paul. ” Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Spring 2001. ———. ” University of California Programs in the History of the Biosciences and Biotechnology. Available online. sunsite. edu:2020/dynaweb/teiproj/oh/science/ berg/@Generic_BookView. Accessed 2000. ———, and Maxine Singer. Dealing with Genes: The Language of Heredity. : University Science Books, 1992.
A to Z of Biologists by Lisa Yount