The physical carrier of inheritance

The physical carrier of inheritance - contains Phosphorous...

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The physical carrier of inheritance In 1952, Alfred D. Hershey and Martha Chase conducted a series of experiments to determine whether protein or DNA was the hereditary material. By labeling the DNA and protein with different (and mutually exclusive) radioisotopes, they would be able to determine which chemical (DNA or protein) was getting into the bacteria. Such material must be the hereditary material (Griffith's transforming agent). Since DNA
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Unformatted text preview: contains Phosphorous (P) but no Sulfur (S), they tagged the DNA with radioactive Phosphorous-32. Conversely, protein lacks P but does have S, thus it could be tagged with radioactive Sulfur-35. Hershey and Chase found that the radioactive S remained outside the cell while the radioactive P was found inside the cell, indicating that DNA was the physical carrier of heredity....
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course BIO BSC1010 taught by Professor Gwenhauner during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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