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What evidence allowed Hershey and Chase to show that DNA alone carried the genetic information of a bacteriophage?

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Hershey and Chase wanted to find out which part of the bacteriophage will enter the bacteria and pass on genetic material - protein or DNA. The proteins were marked with radioactive sulfur-35, while DNA contained radioactive phosphorus-32. At the end of this experiment, they found phosphorus-32 in the bacteria, which supported theory that genes are located in the DNA of the cell.

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