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Video 17: Maclyn McCarty, clip 3

Maclyn McCarty is Professor Emeritus at the Rockefeller University. He worked with Oswald Avery on studying and characterizing the transforming ability of DNA.
oswald avery, maclyn mccarty, transformation experiments, dna, polysaccharides
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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.
16388. Video 17: Maclyn McCarty, clip 4
Describing the in vitro transformation experiments: the effect of destroying nucleic acids.
16389. Video 17: Maclyn McCarty, clip 5
Characterizing the resistence to the discovery of DNA as the transforming factor: running against existing dogma.
16385. Video 17: Maclyn McCarty, clip 1
Commenting on Avery as a scientific group leader and as a person.
16386. Video 17: Maclyn McCarty, clip 2
Relating how Avery was a successful orator while an undergraduate at Colgate University, and his subsequent disdain for public speaking as a scientist.
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.
16058. Maclyn McCarty
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.
16381. Gallery 17: Oswald Avery's letter to his brother, 1943
A page from the May 15, 1943 letter from Oswald Avery to his brother Roy. In the letter Avery speculated on how transformation could happen. Avery never publicly connected genes with DNA and his transformation experiments.
15674. Oswald Avery (c.1930)
Oswald Avery, circa 1930.
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