Origins of Molecular Biology

Origins of Molecular Biology

A Tribute to Jacques Monod

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editor: Andre Lwoff
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323158763

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Origins of Molecular Biology: A Tribute to Jacques Monod consists of contributions of scientists narrating their experiences with Jacques Monod. Significantly, the history of various discoveries Jacques Monod made is unfolded. This book pictures Jacques Monod through the eyes of his technician, secretary, peers, friends, and even opponents. It notes that the depiction of the same discovery may be told differently by different scientists who worked at the same time in the same laboratory. The personality of the contributor sometimes influences the narration. Through this book, one can learn how a great scientist receives, discusses, rejects, accepts, assimilates, and creates ideas; how ideas are turned into experiments; how experimental results are interpreted and how concepts are born. In a word, it tells how science is constructed.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Jacques Lucien Monod

    The Outer and the Inner Man

    A Bit of Luck

    Once Upon a Time

    Le Labo de Jacques

    Remembrance of Things Past

    Whatever Happened to Pz?

    An Exciting But Exasperating Personality

    In Memoriam

    Permeability as an Excuse to Write What I Feel

    The Switch

    The PaJaMa Experiment

    The Messenger

    From Lactose to Galactose

    The Wonderful Year

    From Diauxie to the Concept of Catabolite Repression

    Permeases and Other Things

    Early Kinetics of Induced Enzyme Synthesis

    From Acetylase to β-Galactosidase

    Being Around

    Another Route

    The Lively Corridor

    To Fold or Not to Fold: The Way toward Research

    A Ph.D. with Jacques Monod: Prehistory of Allosteric Proteins

    Discussions about Proteins

    Some Memories of Jacques Monod

    Mother Nature and the Design of a Regulatory Enzyme

    Recollections of Jacques Monod

    Sailing with Jacques

    The Ode to Objectivity

    Jacques Monod: Scientist, Humanist, and Friend

    Conjectures and Refutations

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  • No. of pages: 260
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323158763

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Andre Lwoff

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