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Department
Biology (Biological Sciences)
Course
BIOL207
Professor
Michael Deyholos
Semester
Winter

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January 9 2012BIO 207 Lecture 1 What is the genetic material y Originally thought to be blended until Mendels discoveries y If blending was true you could not regain 1 white flower and 1 purple flower from two purple flowers both heterozygous y Particulate inheritancediscrete y Mendel started genetics as a science o Disproved blending inheritance o Heredity uses discrete factorsgenes individualseparate o Geneunit of inheritancenot necessarily DNA o Mendel didnt know about DNA or Chromosomes o Sometimes geneticsstudy of patterns of inheritance vs molecular biologystudy of DNA and other components of cells Avery MacLeod McCarty y Originally thought that the prime material for encoding was proteins because of its complex structure y DNa
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