Oswald Avery

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Oswald Avery

Oswald Avery

Transformation Principle

Griffith DId an experiment to make the r strain of the pneumococcus into an s strain of pneumococcus.

About ExperimentIn a very simple experiment, Oswald Avery's group showed that DNA was the "transforming principle." When isolated from one strain of bacteria, DNA was able to transform another strain and confer characteristics onto that second strain. DNA was carrying hereditary information. With DNA as the hereditary molecule, the stage was set for one of the most exciting periods in DNA science: understanding DNA structure and function.

Griffith's Experment

American physician best known for identifying DNA as the material that made up genes and chromosomes (the Avery–MacLeod–McCarty experiment).He attended Colgate University and went on to study medicine at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He opened his first practice in 1907.

Colin MacLeod and Maclyn McCartyWorked with Avery to complete the experiment

Avery's experiments explained.

He was nominated for a Nobel prize multiple times during his research, but never won

Oswald Avery

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Birth: Oct. 21, 1877Died: Feb. 20,1955

Work sited:"The Oswald T. Avery Collection." : Biographical Information. Web. 25 Oct. 2015.Web. 26 Oct. 2015.

Link: http://www.dnaftb.org/17/bio.html

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