Lederberg

[ led-er-burg ]
/ ˈlɛd ərˌbɜrg /

noun

Joshua,1925–2008, U.S. geneticist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1958.

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British Dictionary definitions for lederberg

Lederberg

/ (ˈlɛdəˌbɜːɡ) /

noun

Joshua. 1925–2008, US geneticist, who discovered the phenomenon of transduction in bacteria. Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1958 with George Beadle and Edward Tatum
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Medicine definitions for lederberg

Lederberg

[ lĕdər-bûrg′, lādər- ]
Joshua Born 1925

American geneticist. He shared a 1958 Nobel Prize for work with genetic mechanisms.

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Science definitions for lederberg

Lederberg

[ lĕdər-bûrg′, lādər- ]
Joshua 1925-2008

American geneticist who made important discoveries concerning the organization of the genetic material of bacteria and developed techniques for the manipulation and combination of genes. For this work he shared with American biochemists George Beadle and Edward Tatum the 1958 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.
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