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Title:
Barbara McClintock : geneticist
Author:
Cullen, J. Heather.
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Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
122 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Presents the life and career of the geneticist who in 1983 was awarded the Nobel Prize for her study of maize cells.
Language:
English
Contents:
A life in science -- Family life -- Learning lessons at Cornell -- Is this a career? -- Free to do research -- Jumping genes at Cold Spring Harbor -- In the spotlight -- A legacy for the future.
ISBN:
9780791072486

9780791075227
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Book

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Barbara McClintock won the Nobel Prize for her groundbreaking work in maize genetics. Her research demystified heredity by showing that genetic elements could move from one chromosome to another--movement now referred to as transposition. Learn more about this determined scientist who faced many obstacles while performing her important work.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-These two profiles are well written and well organized. Both texts include information on the subjects' education, awards, career highlights, and details of their research and discoveries. McClintock is portrayed as an independent, jazz-playing woman whose work in the field of genetics earned her a Nobel Prize and led to advances in cancer research and immunology. Mayer was also a Nobel Prize winner, sharing in the 1963 prize in physics with Eugene Wigner and J. Hans Jensen for their work that led to a new understanding of the structure of atomic nuclei. In spite of the complicated subject matter, the authors make the discoveries and research approachable and fairly easy to understand. Solid additions, given the specialized subject matter.-Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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Barbara McClintock won the Nobel Prize for her groundbreaking work in maize genetics. Her research demystified heredity by showing that genetic elements could move from one chromosome to another--movement now referred to as transposition. Learn more about this determined scientist who faced many obstacles while performing her important work. Excerpted from Barbara McClintock by J. Heather Cullen All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.