Edward Tatum

1909 - 1975

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Edward Lawrie Tatum (December 14, 1909 – November 5, 1975) was an American geneticist. He shared half of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1958 with George Beadle for showing that genes control individual steps in metabolism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Tatum has received more than 66,501 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia. Edward Tatum is the 117th most popular biologist (down from 88th in 2019), the 1,290th most popular biography from United States (down from 909th in 2019) and the 15th most popular American Biologist.

Edward Tatum was an American biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1958 for his work on the structure of proteins.

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Among biologists, Edward Tatum ranks 117 out of 844Before him are William Bateson, E. O. Wilson, Giovanni Sartori, Theodosius Dobzhansky, Aimé Bonpland, and Wilhelm Johannsen. After him are Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, Armand David, Sydney Brenner, William Carey, Har Gobind Khorana, and Aaron Ciechanover.

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Among people born in 1909, Edward Tatum ranks 42Before him are Vicente Feola, Matt Busby, Yiannis Ritsos, Virginia Apgar, Stanisław Jerzy Lec, and Norberto Bobbio. After him are Hideo Sakai, James Mason, Ernst vom Rath, Rollo May, Indro Montanelli, and Otto Kumm. Among people deceased in 1975, Edward Tatum ranks 42Before him are Susan Hayward, Ernst Hanfstaengl, Vicente Feola, József Mindszenty, Latife Uşşaki, and Theodosius Dobzhansky. After him are P. G. Wodehouse, François Tombalbaye, Dong Biwu, Leroy Anderson, Luigi Dallapiccola, and Avery Brundage.

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Among people born in United States, Edward Tatum ranks 1,290 out of 15,968Before him are James Baldwin (1924), Jane Russell (1921), Red Cloud (1822), Mark Spitz (1950), Francis Peyton Rous (1879), and Rosalynn Carter (1927). After him are William Carlos Williams (1883), Tecumseh (1768), Ted Turner (1938), Harry Harrison (1925), Henry Norris Russell (1877), and Douglas McGregor (1906).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Edward Tatum ranks 15Before him are Alfred Hershey (1908), George Beadle (1903), Gerald Edelman (1929), John Franklin Enders (1897), Carl Woese (1928), and E. O. Wilson (1929). After him are Linda B. Buck (1947), Robert Whittaker (1920), Stephen Jay Gould (1941), Sylvia Earle (1935), Norman Borlaug (1914), and Hamilton O. Smith (1931).