Video 17: Maclyn McCarty, clip 4

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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16387. Video 17: Maclyn McCarty, clip 3

Describing the in vitro transformation experiments: the effect of removing polysaccharides from the bacterial extracts.

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16390. Video 17: Maclyn McCarty, clip 6

How the bacterial transformation experiments provided the first real opportunity to study the chemical nature of the gene.

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16389. Video 17: Maclyn McCarty, clip 5

Characterizing the resistence to the discovery of DNA as the transforming factor: running against existing dogma.

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16385. Video 17: Maclyn McCarty, clip 1

Commenting on Avery as a scientific group leader and as a person.

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16386. Video 17: Maclyn McCarty, clip 2

Relating how Avery was a successful orator while an undergraduate at Colgate University, and his subsequent disdain for public speaking as a scientist.

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16375. Animation 17: A gene is made of DNA.

Oswald Avery explains Fred Griffith's and his own work with Pneumococcus bacteria.

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16058. Maclyn McCarty


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16392. Biography 17: Maclyn McCarty (1911- 2005)

In 1944, Maclyn McCarty and his colleagues, Colin MacLeod and Oswald Avery published their landmark paper on the transforming ability of DNA.

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16381. 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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15674. Oswald Avery (c.1930)

Oswald Avery, circa 1930.

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