PG NEXT Question of the Day 01-11-2016


Identify the scientists in the photo 

a.      Watson and crick
b.      Lewis and McNeal
c.      Huger and Rutherford
d.      Saulter and Williams

Answer :  a) Watson and Crick

Lehninger’s Principles of Biochemistry , 6th ed , page 279& Harper’s Illustrated Biochemistry , 30th ed. Page 361

The discovery of the structure of DNA by Watson and Crick in 1953 was a momentous event in science, an event that gave rise to entirely new disciplines and influenced the course of many established ones. Our present understanding of the storage and utilization of a cell’s genetic information is based on work made possible by this discovery, and an outline of how genetic information is processed by the cell is now a prerequisite for the discussion of any area of biochemistry. The central dogma in molecular biology postulated by Watson and Crick in 1953 was that genetic information passes from DNA to RNA and then to protein. 

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