By Lisa Yount
A priceless quantity within the amazing Scientists sequence, A to Z of Biologists makes use of the machine of biography so that it will positioned a human face on technological know-how - a mode that provides immediacy to the prose for the excessive schooler who may need an curiosity in pursuing a profession in biology. This finished survey good points greater than one hundred eighty entries and 50 black-and-white pictures. every one profile specializes in a specific biologist's learn and contributions to the sphere and his or her impression on scientists whose paintings undefined. Their lives and personalities are mentioned besides via incidents, quotations, and images. Culturally inclusive and spanning the full diversity of biologists from precedent days to the current day, the entries on girls and minority biologists specifically articulate a number of the stumbling blocks that those biologists overcame within the means of achieving their objectives. This quantity is a perfect source for college kids and common readers attracted to the background of biology or the private lives of important biologists.
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A year later, Berg isolated the first of these molecules, which came to be called transfer RNAs (RNA is a nucleic acid related to DNA). Berg showed that this molecule always attached itself to a type of amino acid called methionine. His discovery helped to prove that Crick’s theory of protein manufacture was basically correct. The work that Berg did in his Stanford laboratory in the early 1970s, however, was even more important. It grew out of Crick and JAMES WATSON’s discovery that DNA has a structure like a twisted ladder, with pairs of bases as the steps.
Martinus Willem Beijerinck: His Life and His Work. The Hague, Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff, 1940. Johnson, James. ” The Plant Health Instructor, January 29, 2001. American Phytopathological Society. Available online. html. Accessed 2003. ” In 1972, he became the first person to combine pieces of DNA, the chemical Berg, Paul that carries genetic information, from two different kinds of living things. For this and other work in what came to be known as recombinant DNA technology or genetic engineering, he was awarded a share of the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1980.
National Library of Medicine) went back to Canada, where he married and had children. Beaumont went on to serve in army posts in New York and what later became Wisconsin. Perhaps needing money for his growing family, St. Martin rejoined him at Fort Crawford in Prairie du Chien in 1829, and Beaumont made additional experiments on him from December 1829 to March 1830. St. , in late 1832 and early 1833. Beaumont had become interested in possible relationships between weather and disease, so in some of these later experiments he tested 20 Behring, Emil von St.
A to Z of Biologists (Notable Scientists) by Lisa Yount