McClintock, Barbara

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McClintock,

Barbara, winner of 1983 Nobel Prize for work related to genetics.
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Barbara McClintock's intricate pen-and-ink watercolor drawings are ideally suited to the early 20th-century setting of a train journey two visiting siblings from France make across America during a visit to their aunt in the United States.
Nobel Prize-winning cytogeneticist Barbara McClintock, who studied corn for many decades, offered insights that may yet prove helpful in deciphering the origin and history of corn.
Aimed at young readers, the books feature such well-known authors and artists as Jules Feiffer, Neal Gaiman, Lemony Snicket, Maurice Sendak, Gahan Wilson, and Barbara McClintock. The new Big Fat Little Lit (Puffin Books) is a trade paperback that features some of the best stories from the three hardcover originals.
On the other hand, the chapter on maize leans toward providing a sympathetic portrait of Barbara McClintock but the experimental details about the difficulty of studying corn genetics is somewhat unclear.
Telomere and Telomerase: Brief review of a history initiated by Hermann Muller and Barbara McClintock
Although Conway fits solidly within the Rationalist tradition, Duran suggests that her thought, with its concern for interrelatedness, shows "gynocentric patterns." She compares Conway to the Nobel laureate geneticist Barbara McClintock, who said that she could "write the autobiography of a corn plant." (And McClintock's use of the word "autobiography" implies a connection with the object of her study that is quite different from traditional objectivity.)
The stamps celebrate thermodynamicist Josiah Willard Gibbs, geneticist Barbara McClintock, mathematician John von Neumann, and physicist Richard P.
Sheffield (associate director, Centre for Learning and Teaching at Dalhousie U., Halifax, Nova Scotia) not only reports the achievements of women scientists, from Maria Winkelman's discovery of the 1702 comet to Barbara McClintock's Nobel Prize-winning work, she also describes the challenges and barriers these women faced.
A discussion of genes and gene products, which includes a description of the role of Barbara McClintock's breakthrough discovery of transposons in maize and their impact on plant evolution, is well written and exciting to read.
Transposable elements (TEs): The discovery of built-in natural genetic engineering mechanisms dates back to Nobel laureate Barbara McClintock's pioneering cytogenetic studies on transposable elements during the late 1940s and early 1950s.
Starting with Cornelia Clapp and ending with Mary Good, the volume also includes biographies of Annie Jump Cannon, Gerty Cori, Barbara McClintock, Virginia Apgar, and Rachel Carson.
Barbara McClintock, who received her Nobel prize for inventing the concept of "jumping genes," described her process of discovery as completely subjective: "I found the more I worked with [chromosomes], the bigger and bigger [they] got, and when I was really working with them I wasn't outside, I was down there.