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McClintock, Barbara (Geneticist, Nobel Laureate)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1902 - 1992

Biographical/Historical

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

Biographical/Historical

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.

Biographical/Historical

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.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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