Resonance

, Volume 1, Issue 10, pp 56–62

Barbara McClintock and the discovery of jumping genes

Authors

  • Vidyanand Nanjundiah
    • Developmental Biology and Genetics LaboratoryIndian Institute of Science
General Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02839098

Cite this article as:
Nanjundiah, V. Reson (1996) 1: 56. doi:10.1007/BF02839098

Abstract

Barbara McClintock’s life shows us how important it is to nurture original and unconventional thinking in science if we are to get out of the rut of ordinariness. After a long period of relative neglect, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1983 for her work on genetic instability (transposition).

Copyright information

© Indian Academy of Sciences 1996