Nucleic acids as genetic material

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Chemistry of the Gene 1.  Nucleic Acids and Their Structure
Nucleic acids as genetic material
Transformation experiments
Experiments with bacteriophage (T2) infection
Experiments with tobacco mosaic virus (TMV)
Structure of nucleic acids 
Bases
Nucleosides
Nucleotides
Polynucleotide
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)
Alternative forms of DNA double helices
Z-DNA, a left handed DNA form
RL model
Supercoils in closed DNA
Ribonucleic acid (RNA)
Chromosomes mainly consist of nucleoproteins, having two components, nucleic acids and proteins. One of these should obviously constitute the genetic material. Experiments demonstrating that nucleic acids and not the proteins contain the genetic information will be briefly discussed in this section.