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Video 17: Maclyn McCarty, clip 2

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Maclyn McCarty is Professor Emeritus at the Rockefeller University. He worked with Oswald Avery on studying and characterizing the transforming ability of DNA.
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oswald avery, colgate university, maclyn mccarty, professor emeritus, orator, dna, scientist
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16385. Video 17: Maclyn McCarty, clip 1
Commenting on Avery as a scientific group leader and as a person.
16389. Video 17: Maclyn McCarty, clip 5
Characterizing the resistence to the discovery of DNA as the transforming factor: running against existing dogma.
16390. Video 17: Maclyn McCarty, clip 6
How the bacterial transformation experiments provided the first real opportunity to study the chemical nature of the gene.
16387. Video 17: Maclyn McCarty, clip 3
Describing the in vitro transformation experiments: the effect of removing polysaccharides from the bacterial extracts.
16388. Video 17: Maclyn McCarty, clip 4
Describing the in vitro transformation experiments: the effect of destroying nucleic acids.
16391. Biography 17: Oswald Theodore Avery (1877-1955)
In 1944, Oswald Avery and his colleagues, Colin MacLeod and Maclyn McCarty published their landmark paper on the transforming ability of DNA.
16058. Maclyn McCarty
MACLYN MCCARTY (1911-)
16392. Biography 17: Maclyn McCarty (1911- 2005)
In 1944, Maclyn McCarty and his colleagues, Colin MacLeod and Oswald Avery published their landmark paper on the transforming ability of DNA.
16412. Video 18: Joshua Lederberg, clip 1
How his reading of the Avery, McCarty & McLeod paper motivated him to begin research into understanding the chemical nature of the gene.
15012. Oswald Avery
In 1944, Avery and MacLeod, and McCarty purified the transforming principle of Fred Griffith's earlier experiment with pneumocossus bacteria. By a process of elimination, these scientists showed that DNA was the factor that caused genetic transformation.
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