Bacteria and viruses have DNA too.
Alfred Hershey and Martha Chase at Cold Spring Harbor, 1953.
Relaxing during a break at the 1953 Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Viruses: (L-R) Raymond Appleyard, George Bowen, Martha Chase, June Dixon.
In this interview from 1991, Al Hershey describes the experimental approach used in the famous "blender experiment."
Alfred Hershey was a phage geneticist who, with his research assistant, Martha Chase, did one of the most famous experiments in molecular biology. The "blender" experiment proved that DNA carried genetic information.
11231. "The Investigators," Ivan E. McDougle and assistants (Gwendolyn Watson, Martha Lobingier, Eleanor Harned), in Amherst County, Virginia
"The Investigators," Ivan E. McDougle and assistants (Gwendolyn Watson, Martha Lobingier, Eleanor Harned), in Amherst County, Virginia
Commenting on how the real excitement of science comes when you don't know what's going on, and you get to be part of "the chase."
Joshua Lederberg worked with bacterial genetics while Alfred Hershey showed that DNA is responsible for the reproduction of new viruses in a cell.
Matt Meselson talks about how he met Frank Stahl, his partner in "the beautiful experiment." Together they proved that DNA is replicated semi-conservatively.
Questions for a study of heredity in twins