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Barbara McClintock : pioneering geneticist

Author: Ray Spangenburg; Diane Moser
Publisher: New York : Chelsea House Publishers, ©2008.
Series: Makers of modern science.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Barbara McClintock was a geneticist whose 70 years of meticulous experiments in the genetics of maize, or Indian corn, have been lauded for their contributions to technology and science, including  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Juvenile works
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Spangenburg, Ray, 1939-
Barbara McClintock.
New York : Chelsea House Publishers, ©2008
(DLC) 2006032356
(OCoLC)71842689
Named Person: Barbara McClintock; Barbara McClintock; Barbara McClintock
Material Type: Biography, Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Spangenburg; Diane Moser
ISBN: 9781438104102 1438104103
OCLC Number: 614389751
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 136 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Born to seek knowledge (1902-1918): Appreciation for solitude --
Thirst for knowledge --
Brooklyn and Erasmus Hall High School --
College: to go or not to go? --
Science as a way of finding out (1919-1927): Women in science --
College days at Cornell University (1919-1923) --
Genetics: the story so far --
Gardening as science --
Monk and scientist: Gregor Mendel (1822-1884) --
Mendel rediscovered --
Fruit fly geneticist: Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866-1945) --
Bateson and gene linkage --
Fruit-fly genetics --
When cells divide --
Exploring the genetics of Maize --
Getting started: freedom to work (1923-1927) --
Ten maize chromosomes --
Scientist at work (1927-1931): Cornell cytogenetics group --
McClintock and Creighton team up --
The experiment --
Maize researchers at work --
Publishing the results --
On the road (1931-1936): X-rays in Missouri --
Ring chromosomes --
The nucleolar organizer region --
Cornell: a brief return --
Prewar Germany --
Exodus of scientists: Germany in the 1930s --
Working with the Lion --
the Missouri years (1936-1941): The breakage-fusion-bridge cycle --
In search of a position--
Moving on --
Cold Spring Harbor: a place to work (1942-1992): Continuing the work --
Molecular biology: a powerful approach --
The jumping gene --
Presenting the evidence (1951-1956): Skeptical peers --
DNA: the double helix (1953) --
Persistence and knowing: return to work --
Sojourn in Latin America: the origins of maize --
Reevaluation and recognition: Awards abound in the 1960s and 1970s --
The Nobel Prize --
Why not sooner? --
After the Nobel --
The last years --
Barbara McClintock: personal integrity and solid science: A philosophy made to fit --
Spanning the century --
"I've had such a good time ..."
Series Title: Makers of modern science.
Responsibility: Ray Spangenburg and Diane Kit Moser.

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