- Words: 475
- Length: 1 Pages
- Topic: Genetics
- Paper #: 26624657
By purifying nucleotide DNA from donor bacteria, exposing recipient bacteria to that DNA, and allowing the recipient to divide, Avery showed that the daughter cells carried traits from the donors, thus the supposedly too simple substance DNA was the carrier of traits, not proteins. It was Avery who made the connection between DNA and heritable traits.
Like the DNA structure itself, Avery's experiment was one of elegant simplicity. By boiling