In 1944, at the Rockefeller Institute, New York City, NY, USA, a Canadian born Bacteriologist by the name of Oswald Theodore Avery discovered evidence that DNA was in fact genetic material.
Avery and his colleagues, M. McCarty and C. M. MacLeod, conducted experiments that determined the “Transforming Principle” where heritable characteristics of one generation of bacteria was passed on to the next generation was the nucleus acid called Deoxyribonucleic Acid or for short and simple DNA.
Oswald Theodore Avery
Rockefeller Institute, New York City, NY, USA
For More Information:
- Oswald Avery – Wikipedia
Oswald Theodore Avery Jr. ForMemRS (October 21, 1877 – February 20, 1955) was a Canadian-American physician and medical researcher. The major part of his career was spent at the Rockefeller University Hospital in New York City.
- Oswald Theodore Avery :: DNA from the Beginning
Oswald Avery was born in 1877 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His father was a Baptist minister, and when Oswald was ten, his father became the pastor at the Mariners’ Temple in New York’s Lower East Side.
- Oswald Avery – Geneticist, Scientist – Biography.com
Oswald Avery discovered cell transformation. He recognized that DNA carries a cell’s genetic material and can be altered.
- DNA – Wikipedia
Deoxyribonucleic acid (Listeni/diˈɒksiˌraɪboʊnjʊˌkliːɪk, -ˌkleɪɪk/; DNA) is a molecule that carries the genetic instructions used in the growth, development, functioning and reproduction of all known living organisms and many viruses.
- Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Fact Sheet – National Human Genome
We all know that elephants only give birth to little elephants, giraffes to giraffes, dogs to dogs and so on for every type of living creature. But why is this so?