Scientists Who Contributed to the Discovery or Understanding of DNA.

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  • Gregor Mendel

    Gregor Mendel
    He noticed certain traits in pea plants followed a specific pattern.
  • Friedrich Miescher

    Friedrich Miescher
    Discovered Nucleic Acid (DNA)
  • Frank Griffith

    Frank Griffith
    Proved that DNA is a molecule of inheritance.
  • Erwin Chargaff

    Erwin Chargaff
    Noticed that there was a pattern that occurred in the four bases which are: adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine.
  • Oswald Avery

    Oswald Avery
    Found out that DNA is the material of which genes and chromosomes are made.
  • Maurice Wilkins.

    Maurice Wilkins.
    Discovered the structure of DNA.
  • Hershey & Chase.

    Hershey & Chase.
    Helped to convince the world that DNA is genetic material.
  • Rosalind Franklin.

    Rosalind Franklin.
    Discovered the DNA double helix.
  • Watson & Crick.

    Watson & Crick.
    Discovered the Structure of DNA.
  • Frederick Sanger

    Frederick Sanger
    Sequencing insulin by amino acids & dideoxy method for sequencing DNA.
  • John Sulston

    John Sulston
    Understood and explained the dividing of cells.
  • Thomas Hunt Morgan

    Thomas Hunt Morgan
    Discovered the role played by the chromosome in heredity.