Video 17: Maclyn McCarty, clip 3
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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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 destroying nucleic acids.
Characterizing the resistence to the discovery of DNA as the transforming factor: running against existing dogma.
Relating how Avery was a successful orator while an undergraduate at Colgate University, and his subsequent disdain for public speaking as a scientist.
Commenting on Avery as a scientific group leader and as a person.
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.
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.
Oswald Avery, circa 1930.
In 1944, Oswald Avery and his colleagues, Colin MacLeod and Maclyn McCarty published their landmark paper on the transforming ability of DNA.