[muh-klin-tuh k, -tok]
- Barbara,1902–92, U.S. geneticist: Nobel prize 1983.
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Captain McClintock did not come on deck, or into the cabin, again that night.
Noddy was called, and Captain McClintock spoke very kindly to him.
"Looks as if the whole McClintock clan was on parade," he said.A Son of the Middle Border
As time is measured in America, McClintock's epoch is antiquity.
When McClintock wrote this interview he probably believed it was pathetic.
McClintock(mə-klĭn′tək, -tŏk′)Barbara 1902-1992
- American genetic botanist. She won a 1983 Nobel Prize for discovering that genes are mobile within the chromosomes of a plant cell.
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- 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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