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What is the genetic code?
The manner in which cells store the program that they pass from one generation to the next.
What did Frederick Griffith's experiments show? (Fig 7-2)
He showed that "something" had been transferred from the heat-killed disease-causing bacteria to the live harmless bacteria, transforming them into disease-causing bacteria.
Griffith called the process that he saw in his experiments_____?
Transformation
Avery and other scientists ran experiments that showed that the transformation factor in Griffith's experiments was___?
DNA
What is DNA?
the nucleic acid that stores and transmits the genetic information from one gereration of an organism to the next