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The purpose of this survey is to give non-biologists, particularly chemists, a brief view of the field of chemical genetics—its basic aims, its methods, and its accomplishments. It is not to be an exhaustive review but is written from what is admittedly a limited point of view. Since it is planned primarily for readers with a background in chemistry, an attempt is made to make it autonomous biologically—that is, to assume little specific biological knowledge.

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Mutant Strain Nicotinic Acid Cold Spring Harbor Pantothenic Acid Neurospora Crassa 
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  • G. W. Beadle
    • 1
  1. 1.PasadenaUSA

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