Video 17: Maclyn McCarty, clip 1
Maclyn McCarty is Professor Emeritus at the Rockefeller University. He worked with Oswald Avery on studying and characterizing the transforming ability of DNA.
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Relating how Avery was a successful orator while an undergraduate at Colgate University, and his subsequent disdain for public speaking as a scientist.
Characterizing the resistence to the discovery of DNA as the transforming factor: running against existing dogma.
How the bacterial transformation experiments provided the first real opportunity to study the chemical nature of the gene.
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.
MACLYN MCCARTY (1911-)
In 1944, Maclyn McCarty and his colleagues, Colin MacLeod and Oswald Avery published their landmark paper on the transforming ability of DNA.
In 1944, Oswald Avery and his colleagues, Colin MacLeod and Maclyn McCarty published their landmark paper on the transforming ability of DNA.
How his reading of the Avery, McCarty & McLeod paper motivated him to begin research into understanding the chemical nature of the gene.
Oswald Avery, circa 1930.