DNA: THE GENETIC MATERIAL The biologists of twentieth century realized that the genetic material must have certain characteristics. These charabteristics can explain the properties of life: 1: First, the genetic material must be able to code for the sequence of amino acids in proteins.
Nucleic acid is polymer of nucleotides. Discovery A German Chemist. Friedrich Miescher. discovered Nucleic in 1869. Ile discovered DNA only four years after the publication of Menders work. Miescher extracted a white substance from the nuclei of human cells and fish sperm. He called