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.
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How the bacterial transformation experiments provided the first real opportunity to study the chemical nature of the gene.
Oswald Avery, circa 1930.
Oswald Avery's team proves that DNA, not protein, is the genetic molecule.
Describing the in vitro transformation experiments: the effect of removing polysaccharides from the bacterial extracts.
Describing the in vitro transformation experiments: the effect of destroying nucleic acids.
Experiment with rough and smooth Pneumococcus DNA.
Oswald Avery explains Fred Griffith's and his own work with Pneumococcus bacteria.
In 1944, Oswald Avery and his colleagues, Colin MacLeod and Maclyn McCarty published their landmark paper on the transforming ability of DNA.
Characterizing the resistence to the discovery of DNA as the transforming factor: running against existing dogma.
Commenting on Avery as a scientific group leader and as a person.