Avery's isolation of the "Transforming Principle"

    Oswald Avery repeated Griffith's experiment of combining heat-killed virulent S bacteria with non-virulent R bacteria. As a chemist, in order to isolate the transforming substance, he fractionated the heat-killed S cells and selectively removed carbohydrates and lipids, leaving behind proteins and nucleic acids.


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