Chargaff, Erwin

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Erwin Chargaff is a biochemist who discovered the base-pairing regularities or "complementarity relationships" in deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). He also disproved the tetranucleotide hypothesis; demonstrated the existence of a large number of different DNA species; and created the first descriptions of hypochromicity, hyperchromicity, and the denaturation of a DNA. In addition, he did research on blood coagulation, lipids and lipoproteins, metabolism of amino acids and inositol, and biosynthesis of phosphotransferases.

From the description of Papers, 1929-1992. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122589431

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creatorOf Chargaff, Erwin, 1905-. Papers, 1929-1992. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Cohen, Jack Sidney, 1938-. Interviews conducted by Jack S. Cohen and Franklin H. Portugal for book, A Century of DNA, 1972-1974. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Cohen, Seymour S. (Seymour Stanley), 1917-. Papers, 1938-1990. American Philosophical Society Library
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associatedWith Schmitt, Francis Otto, 1903-1995. person
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associatedWith Watson, James D., 1928- person
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Recombinant Dna


Birth 1905-08-11

Death 2002-06-20





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