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In the experiments of Aery, MacLeod, and McCarty, what was the purpose of treating the transforming extract with enzymes?

Summary Introduction

To describe: The purpose of treating the transforming extract with enzymes in the experiments of Avery, MacLeod, and Mccarty.

Introduction: Oswald Avery, Colin MacLeod, and Maclyn McCarty discovered that the transforming factor is DNA in 1944. They injected different strains of R and S cells into mice. After performing the experiment, they have concluded that DNA carries genetic information and DNA controls the synthesis of specific products.

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The enzymes have the ability to destroy cellular components. In the experiment of Avery, MacLeod and Mccarty, they have used proteases and RNAse to destroy any residues of protein and RNA contamination in the mixture...

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