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George Wells Beadle and Edward Tatum

won Nobel in physiology or medicine in 1958 for work demonstrating the "one gene one protein" hypothesis. elegant experiment done with Edward Tatum. induced mutations that caused lack of vitamin B6 in red bread mold. (DNAi location: Timeline > pre 1920s)
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16360. Animation 16: One gene makes one protein.
George Beadle and Edward Tatum present their experiments with Neurospora bread mold.
16359. Concept 16: One gene makes one protein.
Beadle and Tatum learn that mutations inactivate proteins.
16371. Biography 16: George Wells Beadle (1903-1989)
George Beadle had successful research careers in corn and Drosophila genetics, before starting the field of Neurospora research.
16372. Biography 16: Edward Lawrie Tatum (1909-1975)
Edward Tatum and George Beadle used Neurospora to prove that "one gene makes one protein." Tatum also had a role in starting bacterial genetics.
16367. Gallery 16: Telegram sent to Edward Tatum telling him that he, George Beadle and Joshua Lederberg will share the 1958 Nobel Pri
Telegram sent to Edward Tatum telling him that he, George Beadle and Joshua Lederberg will share the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
16401. Gallery 18: 1958 Nobel Prize winners
1958 Nobel Prize winners: (L-R) George Beadle, Edward Tatum (Physiology or Medicine), I. Tamm (Physics), F. Sanger (Chemistry), P. Cherenkov (Physics), I. Frank (Physics), Joshua Lederberg (Physiology or Medicine).
16418. Biography 18: Joshua Lederberg (1925-2008)
Joshua Lederberg discovered bacterial recombination and started a new field of research.
16685. Biography 32: Barbara McClintock (1902 -1992)
Barbara McClintock did pioneer work in plant genetics. She received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1983.
16395. Animation18: Bacteria and viruses have DNA too.
Joshua Lederberg worked with bacterial genetics while Alfred Hershey showed that DNA is responsible for the reproduction of new viruses in a cell.
16147. Gallery 1: George Beadle, 1914
Young George Beadle (1958 winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine), with his father and sister, 1914.
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