transforming principle

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transforming principle

[tranz′fȯrm·iŋ ‚prin·sə·pəl]
(microbiology)
Deoxyribonucleic acid which effects transformation in bacterial cells.
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The students are then taken through the details of three pathbreaking experiments, namely Griffith's experiment with mice, the Avery-McLeod-McCarthy experiment that elucidated the bacterial transformation principle, and the Hershey-Chase bacteriophage experiment that finally proved that DNA is the genetic material.
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