An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15961 entries, 13944 authors and 1935 subjects. Updated: March 22, 2024

BROCK, Thomas Dale

3 entries
  • 2581.3

Milestones in microbiology.

Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1961.

Readings from primary sources, with commentary.

Subjects: MICROBIOLOGY › History of Microbiology
  • 7967

Thermus aquaticus gen. n. and sp. n., a nonsporulating extreme thermophile.

J Bacteriol., 98 (1) 289–297, 1969.

Discovery of Thermus aquaticus, a species of bacteria that can tolerate high temperatures. This is one of several thermophilic bacteria that belong to the Deinococcus–Thermus group, and the source of the heat-resistant enzyme Taq DNA polymerase, one of the most important enzymes in molecular biology because of its use in the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) DNA amplification technique. Full text available from PubMedCentral at this link. See also Brock, T. D., Thermophilic microorganisms and life at high temperatures. (New York: Springer-Verlag, 1978), and Brock, T. D. "The value of basic research: Discovery of Thermus acquaticus and other extreme thermophiles," Genetics, 146 (1997) 1207-1210.

Subjects: BACTERIOLOGY › BACTERIA (mostly pathogenic; sometimes indexed only to genus) › Gram-Negative or Gram-Positive Bacteria › Thermus, BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • 7966

The emergence of bacterial genetics.

Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 1990.

Subjects: BACTERIOLOGY › History of Bacteriology, GENETICS / HEREDITY › History of Genetics / Heredity