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    DNA & Avery, MacLeod and McCarty's Experiment

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    Can you provide an overview (abstract) of Avery, MacLeod and McCarty's important experiment demonstrating that DNA is the transforming principle.

    When I say "abstract", I mean a brief summary of the research, including details about how the experiment was carried out, and what the results were. Please also provide references.

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    The Avery, MacLeod and McCarty experiment demonstrated that DNA was the transforming agent by injecting mice with either non virulent or virulent bacteria and assessing whether the mice lived. Streptococcus pneumoniae of the virulent bacteria strain type III-S was used in these studies. The non-virulent bacteria was also Streptococcus pneumoniae, but strain was type II-R. At the time these experiments were being conducted, there was ...

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    This solution provides an overview of Avery, MacLeod and McCarty`s experiment demonstrating that DNA is the transforming principle. It explains how the experiment was carried out and describes the results. The explanation is given in 255 words with references.

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