M. Laurance Morse

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Melvin Laurance Morse
Larry Morse with wife Helvise and daughter Margaret, Tower Hill, WI, 1953
(with permission of http://www.estherlederberg.com))
Born (1921-02-23)February 23, 1921
Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Died November 7, 2003(2003-11-07) (aged 82)
Fields Microbiology
Microbial Genetics
Institutions Oak Ridge National Laboratory
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Alma mater University of New Hampshire
University of Kentucky
University of Wisconsin
Doctoral advisor Joshua Lederberg
Known for Specialized Transduction

Melvin Laurance ("Larry") Morse (February 23, 1921 – November 7, 2003) was an American microbiologist. He is notable for his experiments (with Esther Lederberg and Joshua Lederberg) in specialized transduction.[1][2]

Professional associations[edit]

  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science


  1. ^ Lindsten, Jan (1 January 1992). Physiology Or Medicine: 1971-1980. World Scientific. p. 475. ISBN 978-981-02-0791-5. 
  2. ^ Dasgupta, M. K. (1988). Principles of Plant Pathology. Allied Publishers. p. 354. ISBN 978-81-7023-192-9. 

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