Meselson, Matthew

Meselson, Stahl, and the Replication of DNA: A History of "The Most Beautiful Experiment in Biology" (2001), by Frederic Lawrence Holmes

Meselson, Stahl, and the Replication of DNA: A History of "The Most Beautiful <a href="/search?text=Experiment" title="" class="lexicon-term">Experiment</a> in Biology" (2001), by Frederic Lawrence Holmes

In 2001, Yale University Press published Frederic Lawrence Holmes' book, Meselson, Stahl, and the Replication of DNA: A History of "The

The Debate over DNA Replication Before the Meselson-Stahl Experiment (1953–1957)

The Debate over DNA Replication Before the Meselson-Stahl <a href="/search?text=Experiment" title="" class="lexicon-term">Experiment</a> (1953–1957)

Between 1953 and 1957, before the Meselson-Stahl experiment verified semi-conservative replication of DNA, scientists debated how DNA replicated. In 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick proposed that DNA

The Meselson-Stahl Experiment (1957–1958), by Matthew Meselson and Franklin Stahl

The Meselson-Stahl <a href="/search?text=Experiment" title="" class="lexicon-term">Experiment</a> (1957–1958), by Matthew Meselson and Franklin Stahl

In an experiment later named for them, Matthew Stanley Meselson and Franklin William Stahl in the US demonstrated during the 1950s the semi-conservative replication of DNA, such that each daughter DNA molecule contains one new daughter subunit and one subunit conserved from the parental DNA molecule.

"On the Replication of Desoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)" (1954), by Max Delbruck

"On the Replication of Desoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)" (1954), by Max Delbruck

In 1954 Max Delbrück published "On the Replication of Desoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)" to question the semi-conservative DNA replication mechanism proposed that James Watson and Francis Crick had proposed in 1953. In his article published in the Proceedings of the

Max Ludwig Henning Delbruck (1906–1981)

Max Ludwig Henning Delbruck (1906–1981)

Max Ludwig Henning Delbrück applied his knowledge of theoretical physics to biological systems such as bacterial viruses called bacteriophages, or phages, and gene replication during the twentieth century in Germany and the US. Delbrück demonstrated that bacteria undergo random genetic mutations to resist phage infections. Those findings linked bacterial genetics to the genetics of higher organisms.

Matthew Stanley Meselson (1930– )

Matthew Stanley Meselson (1930– )

Matthew Stanley Meselson conducted DNA and RNA research in the US during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. He also influenced US policy regarding the use of chemical and biological weapons. Meselson and his colleague Franklin Stahl demonstrated that DNA replication is semi-conservative. Semi-conservative replication means that every newly replicated DNA double helix, which consists of two individual DNA

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