Eleanor McClintock

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Eleanor McClintock

She was an American scientist and cytogeneticist who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicineour text here

McClintock discovered transposition and used it to demonstrate that genes are responsible for turning physical characteristics on and off.

she is the only woman to receive an unshared Nobel Prize in that category

1983

Eleanor McClintockJune 16, 1902Hartford, Connecticut, USADied-September 2, 1992 (aged 90)Huntington, New York, USA

McClintock is also recognized for her groundbreaking cytogenetic techniques, as well as her early speculations on the concept of epigenetics

McClintock’s maize breeding experiments provided the first detailed descriptions of transposable elements

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JUMPING GENES ORTRANSPOSABLE ELEMENT

She changed "Eleanor" into "Barbara" because "Barbara" seemed more masculine, and more in tune with her independent spirit


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