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/ ˈɑr bər /
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Werner, born 1929, Swiss microbiologist: shared Nobel Prize 1978.
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How to use Arber in a sentence
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In the Ferns he made important contributions to our knowledge of the group now familiar to botanists as the Primofilices of Arber.
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Mr. Arber has since, in his English Garner, opened access to a wider circle, to whom I at least do not grudge their entry.
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British Dictionary definitions for Arber
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Werner. born 1929, Swiss microbiologist, noted for his work on restriction enzymes. Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1978
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Scientific definitions for Arber
Werner Born 1929
[ är′bər ]
Swiss microbiologist who postulated the existence of restriction enzymes, selective enzymes that break down molecules of DNA into pieces small enough to be separated for individual study but large enough to retain bits of the original substance's genetic information. These enzymes (later isolated by Hamilton Smith) laid the foundation for the science of genetic engineering, and for this work Arber shared the 1978 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine with Smith and Daniel Nathans.
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