Alfred Hershey and Martha Chase got lucky !

There are records of many scientists who got lucky during their experiments and got successful in them. Here is a similar story of two such scientists viz. Alfred Hershey and Martha Chase. They performed many experiments indicating DNA to be the genetic material in Bacterial virus T2 bacteriophage. They were lucky to have selected DNA virus for their studies because most of the viruses have RNA as their genetic material. Imagine the confusion if T2 had been an RNA virus! The controversy of genetic information would have lasted longer than it did.


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