Unit 8.4 History: The Discovery
This unit deals with the discovery of nuclein, DNAs
forerunner, by Frederick Miescher in 1869. Nuclein was a
form of impure DNA, which Miescher extracted from white
blood cells taken from surgical bandages.
Video program cues: 28:00 30:00
- This site features a DNA
history timeline. Click on links within this site
"Basic Primer" "Basic Techniques"
etc. for more useful resources.
- A history
of genetics timeline with links to important contributions.
to Unit 8.5