Avery A·ver·y (ā'və-rē), Oswald. 1877-1955.
American bacteriologist noted for establishing (1944) that DNA is responsible for the transmission of heritable characteristics.
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Canadian-born American bacteriologist who demonstrated in 1944 that DNA was the material that caused genetic changes in bacteria. His work was vital to scientists who later established that DNA is the carrier of genetic information in all living organisms.