, Volume 1, Issue 10, pp 56–62

Barbara McClintock and the discovery of jumping genes

  • Vidyanand Nanjundiah
General Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02839098

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


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).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vidyanand Nanjundiah
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  1. 1.Developmental Biology and Genetics LaboratoryIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia