The Discovery of DNA

Timeline created by john.kagy@nisd.net
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    Journey to the Double Helix

  • Gregor Mendel

    Known as the "Father of Genetics" First to suggest that characteristics were passed from generation to generation
  • Friedrich Miescher

    Discovered substance he called Nuclein by isolating it from a cell's nucleus, it would later be renamed DNA
  • Frederick Griffith

    Demonstrated that bacteria could transfer genetic information through process called transformation.
  • Oswald Avery, Colin MacLeod, and Maclyn McCarty

    Demonstrated by experiment that bacterial transformation was carried out by DNA
  • Erwin Chargaff

    Discovered that the bases in DNA, Adenine and Thymine, Guanine and Cytosine exist in a 1 to 1 to each other - Chargaff's Rule
  • Rosalind Franklin

    took x-ray crystallography images of DNA which showed the helical form of DNA
  • Hershey and Chase

    Proved through experiments with viruses that DNA is the genetic material.
  • Watson and Crick

    Published the accepted model of DNA's double helix structure