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- 28.2 Base Pairing in DNA: The Watson-Crick Model
- DNA – from Watson and Crick to modern molecular biology
- Watson and Crick discover chemical structure of DNA
- Discovery of the structure of DNA
Watson and Crick describe structure of DNA Photo: Model of DNA molecule In the late nineteenth century, a German biochemist found the nucleic acids, long-chain polymers of nucleotides, were made up of sugar, phosphoric acid, and several nitrogen-containing bases. He even suggested DNA might actually be the gene. Most people at the time thought the gene would be protein, not nucleic acid, but by the late s, DNA was largely accepted as the genetic molecule. Scientists still needed to figure out this molecule's structure to be sure, and to understand how it worked.
28.2 Base Pairing in DNA: The Watson-Crick Model
Skip navigation. In , Oswald T. Avery and his group at Rockefeller University in New York City, New York published experimental evidence that DNA contained the biological factors called genes that dictate how organisms grow and develop. The model that Watson and Crick presented connected the concept of genes to heredity, growth, and development. At the time, Watson was a twenty-three-year-old postdoctoral researcher from the United States and Crick, at the age of thirty-five, was a PhD student at the University of Cambridge. They frequently ate lunch together and discussed their work and the work of others in the laboratory.
DNA – from Watson and Crick to modern molecular biology
Watson and F. Crick 1 April 25, 2 , Nature 3 , , We wish to suggest a structure for the salt of deoxyribose nucleic acid D. This structure has novel features which are of considerable biological interest. A structure for nucleic acid has already been proposed by Pauling 4 and Corey 1. They kindly made their manuscript available to us in advance of publication.
Watson and Crick discover chemical structure of DNA
Watson and Crick raced to find the structure before anyone else. They were competing with Linus Pauling, who had earlier discovered the alpha-helical structure of some protein molecules. While Watson and Crick were still working on their model, Pauling published a paper suggesting a triple-helical structure for DNA. Others quickly realized that the model was chemically flawed.
Watson and Crick deciphered the structure of DNA around 60 years ago and thus provided the key to understanding how genetic information is passed on. Since this discovery, which laid the foundation for molecular biology, new insights and developments have significantly changed many research areas and have also found their way into our everyday lives. In simple terms, deoxyribonucleic acid DNA is the stuff that genes are made of.
Discovery of the structure of DNA
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