Encyclopedia Article

Alfred Hershey - Research Article from Science and Its Times

This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 1 page of information about Alfred Hershey.
This section contains 71 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)

1908-1997

American geneticist and a founding member of the "phage group" who helped to establish that DNA carries the genetic code in all living things. In their famous "blender experiments" on radioactively labeled bacteriophage virus in 1952, Hershey and Martha Chase showed that viral DNA, and not the protein coat that surrounds it, contains genetic information. Hershey shared the 1969 Nobel Prize with Max Delbr├╝ck and Salvador Luria.

This section contains 71 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Copyrights
Gale
Alfred Hershey from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.