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McClintock

[ muh-klin-tuhk, -tok ]
/ məˈklɪn tək, -tɒk /
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noun
Barbara, 1902–92, U.S. geneticist: Nobel Prize 1983.
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McClintock
[ mə-klĭntək ]
Barbara 1902-1992

American geneticist who researched the chromosome theory of heredity and demonstrated how genes can control other genes and jump from chromosome to chromosome. These “jumping genes” were later called transposons. She was awarded the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine in 1983.
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