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. 2016 Mar;16(2):fow004.
doi: 10.1093/femsyr/fow004. Epub 2016 Jan 28.

Piotr P. Slonimski - The Warrior Pope: The Discovery of Mitochondrial (Petite) Mutants and Split Genes

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Piotr P. Slonimski - The Warrior Pope: The Discovery of Mitochondrial (Petite) Mutants and Split Genes

Piotr P Slonimski et al. FEMS Yeast Res. .
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Keywords: Slonimski; exons; introns; mitochondrial genetics; petite mutants; polish underground army; retrospective; split genes; world war II.

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Figure 1.
Figure 1.
Piotr and his famous pipe in a plenary session at the International Conference on Yeast. Genetics and Molecular Biology, Prague, Czech Republic, 2005.
Figure 2.
Figure 2.
Poet Antoni (left) and nephew Piotr Slonimski. Scanned from Antoni Slonimski:Alfabet Wspomnień, PWN, Warsaw, Poland, 1975. Open source photograph.
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Figure 3.
Piotr Slonimski with his mentor, Boris Ephrussi (right). Paryz, 1949–1950. From Genetk I historia (Genetist and History) by R. Jarocki, Rosner and Wspolnicy, 2003.
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Figure 4.
Piotr at Princeton University, 1952.
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Figure 5.
Piotr receiving the Honoris Causa degree in the Collegium Anthrologicum at the University of Wroclaw in 1976. Courtesy of Library of Wroclaw University.
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Figure 6.
Piotr showing the sequence of his split BOX3 gene.
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Figure 7.
Piotr in his office at Centre de Genetique Moleculaire in Gif-sur-Yvette. Website of the city of Gif-sur-Yvette, http://www.ville-gif.fr/mairie/democratie-locale/concertation-sur-les-noms-du-moulon/.
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Figure 8.
Piotr at Cold Spring Harbor Mitochondrial Mtg, 1981.
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Figure 9.
Piotr and the International Community of Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology's first Pope, Hershel Roman.
Figure 10.
Figure 10.
Piotr Slonimski.
Figure 11.
Figure 11.
Cover of Robert Jarocki's biography of Piotr, ‘Genetist and History’.

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