Appendix I: A Letter from Avery to His Brother Roy, Dated May 26, 1943
In this partial transcript of a rather lengthy letter to his brother, Oswald Avery explains that his retirement plans have
been placed on hold due to the war and the recent developments of his research on pneumococcal transformation. This excerpt
includes the second part of the original letter in which Avery provided a rather thorough introduction to the history of research
on the transforming principle and describes the results of experiments conducted by Avery, MacLeod, and McCarty and the role
of DNA as carrier of genetic information.
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Avery, Oswald T.
Transcriber: Dubos, Rene J.
Monograph: Avery, Oswald T. "Appendix I: A Letter from Avery to His Brother Roy, Dated May 26, 1943." The Professor, The Institute,
and DNA. Rockefeller University Press, 1976. Pp. 217-220. Excerpt. Letter (correspondence). Monograph. 4 Images.
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