DNA Note #
DNADeoxyribonucleic Acid A double-stranded polymer of nucleotides that carries the genetic information of an organism.
The Discovery of DNA Friedrich Miescher (Swiss biochemist) Discovery: The nuclei of puss cells contained large amounts of phosphorus-rich substance that acted differently than protein. nuclein
Hereditary Information 1930s Joachim Hammerling (Danish biologist) Discovery: Information that determines that traits of an organism is contained in the nuclei of cells. Experimentally determined using Acetabularia (a single-celled green algae).
The Discovery of Hereditary Material Nelson p 206-207