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A "lethal factor" in the genetic sense may be defined as an inherited factor (gene or complex of genes) which leads to the death of an individual prior to the age of reproduction. In recent years, with the striking decrease in the relative importance of the infectious and contagious disease entities, such factors have emerged as a significant cause of prolonged morbidity and early death in man. In this book a distinguished Swiss student of the problem presents a masterful survey of lethal factors as they have been recognized and studied in a wide variety of plants and animals.
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Letalfaktoren in ihrer Bedeutung für Erbpathologie und Genphysiologie der Entwicklung.. Ann Intern Med. 1955;43:913–914. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-4-913_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(4):913-914.
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