Kornberg

[ kawrn-burg ]

noun
  1. Arthur, 1918–2007, U.S. biochemist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1959.

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Scientific definitions for Kornberg

Kornberg

[ kôrnbûrg′ ]


  1. American biochemist who discovered DNA polymerase, the enzyme that synthesizes new DNA. For this work, he shared with Severo Ochoa the 1959 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine. In 1967 Kornberg became the first person to synthesize viral DNA.

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