CSHL Archives Repository

Preserving and promoting the history of molecular biology.

1955
Haldane's Organic Soup, "Hid within a Primeval Tureen / (Though denied by the knave Oparin) / There arose DNA / Or a unit, let's say, / That Muller maintains was THE GENE. / Thus 'twas out of a chemical ooze / Nature fashioned this unit to use. / Was…

Location
Collection HJM: Herman J. Muller Collection (1907-1982)
Series HJM/03: Manuscripts, Lectures and Notes (1907-1982)

1955
There once was a fruit-fly named Joan, / Whose affair with a brash Protozoan / Gave results aggrevating / When, soon after the mating, / All her offsrping flew off as a clone.

Location
Collection HJM: Herman J. Muller Collection (1907-1982)
Series HJM/03: Manuscripts, Lectures and Notes (1907-1982)

1955
A fossil was found in Samoa, / Of a species entountered no mo-a, / Possessed of a form / That was far above norm / But constructed so no man could know her.* / *The authors gratefully acknowledge that this study was made with the aid of a boost from…

Location
Collection HJM: Herman J. Muller Collection (1907-1982)
Series HJM/03: Manuscripts, Lectures and Notes (1907-1982)

1955
On the second floor of Jordan Hall / Muller and Sonneborn have a ball. / Nucleus and Cytoplasm are a seller / With all that dough from Rockefeller!* / *No connection with any existing organization is implied.

Location
Collection HJM: Herman J. Muller Collection (1907-1982)
Series HJM/03: Manuscripts, Lectures and Notes (1907-1982)

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