Studied the genes of pea plants and discovered inheritance and certian traits. These genetics are now known as Mendelian inheritance. He studied 29,000 pea plants to find this.
By looking at grasshopper cells he identified chromosomes as the carriers of genetic material.
Created “Griffith’s Experiment”, which demonstrated bacterial transformation. This is when bacteria changes form and function.
Discovered the material and composition of genes and chromosomes.
Seperated protein coating for the nuclei of bacteriophage. They found that genes were made of nucleic acid and DNA.
Took x-rays of DNA in order to understand the structure of DNA.
They discovered the double helix or staircase structure of DNA. Won the Nobel Peace Prize in Physiology in 1962.