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Joshua Lederberg

Lederberg, Joshua (1925– ), U.S. geneticist awarded (with G.W. Beadle and E.L. Tatum) the 1958 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his work on bacterial genetics. He showed that sexual recombination occurs in bacteria. Later he established that genetic information could be carried by bacterial viruses.

See also: Genetics.

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