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Chapter 8, Problem 13QP
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Watson and Crick received the Nobel Prize for:

  1. a. generating X-ray crystallographic data of DNA structure
  2. b. establishing that DNA replication is semiconservative
  3. c. solving the structure of DNA
  4. d. proving that DNA is the genetic material
  5. e. showing that the amount of A equals the amount of T

Summary Introduction

Introduction: It was understood during the 1940s that DNA carries genetic information and it is the transforming factor in bacterial cells. Watson and Crick also began their work on this prospect in the early 1950s.

Explanation of Solution

Reason for correct answer:

It had been understood during the 1940s that DNA carries genetic information. Many researchers worked on its structure from the mid-1940s to 1953. Finally, Watson and Crick unraveled the structure of DNA in 1953 and got Nobel Prize for the same.

Option c. is given as “solving the structure of DNA.”

Watson and Crick had given the DNA structure in 1953 and they received a Nobel Prize for solving the DNA structure. Hence, the correct answer is option c.

Reasons for incorrect answer:

Option a. is given as, “generating X-ray crystallographic data of DNA structure.”

The X-ray crystallography data of DNA structure was generated by Rosalind Franklin. Hence, option a. is incorrect.

Option b. is given as, “establishing that DNA replication is semi-conservative...

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