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Why were proteins favoured over DNA as the genetic material before 1940?


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#1 krishijones

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 02:36 PM

Why were proteins generally favoured over DNA as the genetic material before 1940?

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 06:55 PM

You have to know a little bit about the history of DNA research.
"DNA's role in heredity was confirmed in 1952, when Alfred Hershey and Martha Chase in the Hershey-Chase experiment showed that DNA is the genetic material of the T2 phage"
You can find your answer here http://en.wikipedia....of_DNA_research

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 12:26 AM

20 AAs vs. ATCG, what would you think?




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