DNA: molecule of heredity

United States, 1960

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Episode of Series “Biology Program. Unit 5. Heredity and Adaptive Change”.
Dr. George Beadle, discoverer of DNA and Nobel prize winner, explains why DNA, a giant molecule of the cell chromosomes, is the basis of growth and reproduction and the mechanism for transporting hereditary specifications from one generation to the next.

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Larry Yust

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Biology Program. Unit 5. Heredity and Adaptive Change

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Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Science - Study and teaching

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Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Heredity

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Mathematics, Science & Technology → Genetics

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