Applied Aspects of Microbial Genetics

  • S. Alikhanian
Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 53)


For a long time microbiologists held the opinion, that they could solve all of the problems connected with research on microorganisms without the support of any allied sciences, including genetics. The main thesis of such a point of view was that microorganisms are not subject to mutational change but that variation in microorganisms is based on direct adaptation to the environment independent of spontaneous hereditary changes yet connected in some way with the genetic apparatus of the cell.


Initial Strain Antibiotic Production Mutagenic Agent Genetic Recombination Apply Aspect 
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  • S. Alikhanian
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  1. 1.Institute of Genetics and Selection of Industrial MicroorganismsMoscowUSSR

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