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Edward Tatum
Born Edward Lawrie Tatum
December 14, 1909
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Died November 5, 1975(1975-11-05) (aged 65)
New York City, United States
Fields Genetics
Institutions Stanford University
Yale University
Rockefeller Institute
Alma mater University of Chicago
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Notable students Esther M. Lederberg
Known for Gene regulation of biochemical events within cells
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

In microbiology the roles of mutation and selection in evolution are coming to be better understood through the use of bacterial cultures of mutant strains.
Edward Lawrie Tatum
As has repeatedly been stated, the underlying hypothesis, which in a number of cases has been supported by direct experimental evidence, is that each gene controls the production, function, and specificity of a particular enzyme.
Edward Lawrie Tatum
That the primary effect of gene mutation may be as simple as the substitution of a single amino acid by another and may lead to profound secondary changes in protein structure and properties has recently been strongly indicated by the work of Ingram on hemoglobin.
Edward Lawrie Tatum