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McClintock, Barbara (Geneticist, Nobel Laureate)



  • Existence: 1902 - 1992


Background: Nobel Laureate, 1983; Caltech Visiting Professor, 1946, 1954; Research Fellow, 1931-1933.


Description: McClintock was able to understand the nature of genes and how they interact decades before biologists discovered the molecular tools to dissect genetic material. Working with corn all her life, she is best known for her discovery that fragments of genetic material move among chromosomes, regulating the way genes control cells' growth and development.


Collection Notes: Selected papers, 1946-1947. Photomicrographs and diagrams of neurospora crassa pertaining to McClintock's chromosome research.

Collection size: 1 box, 0.25 linear ft.

No finding aid available.

Photo of Barbara McClintock (PhotoNet).

See also: George Beadle and Biology Division Files.

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