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How might 32P and 35S be used to demonstrate that the transforming principle is DNA? Briefly outline an experiment that would show that DNA rather than protein is the transforming principle.

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How might 32P and 35S be used to demonstrate that the transforming principle is DNA? Briefly outline an experiment that would show that DNA rather than protein is the transforming principle.

The classic Hershey and Chase experiment where the DNA and protein was labeled with distinct radiolabeled isotopes so they could tracked the two molecules during infection. The use the T2 phase virus that infect bacteria. The phage contain the ...

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The classic Hershey and Chase experiment where the DNA and protein was labeled with distinct radiolabeled isotopes so they could tracked the two molecules during infection. The use the T2 phase virus that infect bacteria. The phage contain the DNA and protein in its head.
They use 32P and 35S.

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