lederberg, joshua

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Lederberg   (lěd'ər-bûrg', lā'dər-)  Pronunciation Key 
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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