DNA Discovery Reading Activity

Events

Meisher discovers DNA in nucleus

1869

Griffith Experiments

January 1928

Avery states chromosomes & genes made of DNA

1944

Boivin/Vendrely prove ALL body cells of a same species have equal amounts of DNA

1948

Chargaff discovers the base pairing rule

1950

Mazia discovered that all diploid cells have the same amount of DNA

1950

Rosalyn Franklin sees the first X-ray diffraction of the DNA structure

1952

Hershey/Chase performed Bacteriophage experiment

1952

Watson & Crick build and organize the structure of DNA

1953