Meselson-Stahl experiment


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Meselson-Stahl experiment

The experiment that proved that DNA replication occurs in a semiconservative fashion.
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degree, and, in 1952, a Master''s degree in zoology from the University of Florida By 1959, experiments and analysis such as the Avery-MacLeod-McCarty experiment, the Hershey-Chase experiment, the Watson-Crick structure and the Meselson-Stahl experiment had shown DNA to be the molecule of genetic information.
Both of these experiments presented hurdles the students needed to overcome: The Meselson-Stahl experiments required a high-speed centrifuge, which was not available, and the Hershey-Chase experiments required radioactive isotopes whose use was not feasible logistically.