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Articles tagged Prokaryotes
In the early 1940s, many biologists doubted bacteria had genes. After all, they seemed to play by their own genetic rules: they appeared to lack chromosomes, meiosis, mitosis, sex, and all the other trappings of Mendelian inheritance. They even seemed to show a kind of Lamarckian inheritance, in which an individual could pass on traits acquired…
GSA member Houra Merrikh has been honored with the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. Established in 2009, the award recognizes individuals born outside of the U.S. who have demonstrated outstanding early achievement and who often face significant challenges early in their career. Houra Merrikh, PhD Assistant Professor of Microbiology University of Washington…