The birth and development of the DNA theory of inheritance: sixty years since the discovery of the structure of DNA

  title={The birth and development of the DNA theory of inheritance: sixty years since the discovery of the structure of DNA},
  author={P. Portin},
  journal={Journal of Genetics},
  • P. Portin
  • Published 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Genetics
  • The development of the DNA theory of inheritance culminated in the publication of the molecular structure of DNA 60 years ago. This paper describes this development, beginning with the discovery of DNA as a chemical substance by Friedrich Miescher in 1869, followed by its basic chemical analysis and demonstration of its participation in the structure of chromosomes. Subsequently it was discovered by Oswald Avery in 1944 that DNA was the genetic material, and then Erwin Chargaff showed that the… CONTINUE READING
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