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Genetic facts in 1900: Both female and male organisms have identical chromosomes except for one pair. Genes are located on chromosomes All organisms have two types of chromosomes: Sex chromosomes Autosomes
Male vs Female MALE The Y chromosome. Y is usually smaller Male genotype = XY FEMALE The X chromosome. Larger than the Y Female genotype XX Except Birds Male = XX Female = XY
Frederick Griffith 1928 = designed and performed experiment on rats and bacteria that causes pneumonia. 2 strains of the bacteria Type S = causes severe pneumonia (grew smooth colonies) Type R = relatively harmless (grew rough edged colonies)
Griffith ’ s Rats 1. First he injected living harmful Type S bacteria into rats:
Second he injected dead Type S into the rats (meaning it was heated which killed the virus).
Next he injected living harmless type R bacteria
Finally he injected a mixture of heat-killed, disease-causing bacteria (dead S) with live, harmless ones (live R) and injected into the mouse.
Results of experiments: Because the dead rat tissue showed living Type S bacteria, something “ brought the Type S back to life ” Griffith called this transformation because one strain of bacteria (the harmless strain) had apparently been changed permanently into another (the disease-causing strain). Confirmed by Avery, MacLeod, and McCarty in 1944
In other words…… Since the ability to cause disease was inherited by the transformed bacteria’s offspring, the transforming factor might be a GENE (or DNA).
Oswald Avery Canadian biologist (1877- 1955) Discovered DNA in 1944 with a team of scientists.
Avery Continued….. Avery and his team used enzymes to repeat Griffith’s experiment to determine what caused the transformation. The enzymes would break down DNA. Conclusion: DNA was the transforming factor.
DNA….. Is a nucleic acid that stores and transmits the genetic information from one generation of an organism to the next.
Hershey and Chase 1952 They collaborated in studying viruses, nonliving particles smaller than a cell that can infect living organisms.
The Hershey-Chase Experiment They used a bacteriophage (a virus which attacks bacteria) to prove that DNA was definitely the genetic material.
End result: Genetic material of the bacteriophage was DNA, not protein.
Scientists then wondered….. How DNA, or any molecule could do the 3 critical things that genes were known to do? 1. Genes had to carry info from one generation to another. 2. Genes put that info to work by determining the heritable characteristics of organisms. 3. Genes had to be easily copied
Phoebus A. Levene Russian born; immigrated to America, moves to Europe. 1920 ’ s discovered nucleotides (building blocks of DNA) 1. Sugar (5 Carbon) 2. Phosphate group 3. Nitrogenous base
Chargaff ’ s rules The relative amounts of adenine and thymine are the same in DNA The relative amounts of cytosine and guanine are the same. Named after Erwin Chargaff
Rosalind Franklin Used X-Ray diffraction to get information about the structure of DNA:
Structure of DNA Discovered in 1953 by two scientists: James Watson (USA) Francis Crick (GBR) Known as the double-helix model.
The double-helix (twisted ladder) Watson and Crick’s model of DNA based off the evidence of Franklin’s X-ray demonstrated a double helix. 2 strands were wound around each other.
Base Pairing: Hydrogen bonds can form only between certain base pairs. This is why every adenine in a double-stranded DNA molecule had exactly one thymine molecule and every cytosine molecule had one guanine molecule.