Avery and his associates first suggested that genetic material was carried in nucleic acids which had just been discovered in the 1940s. These were acids found only in the nucleus hence the name nucleic acids. The acids were known to be of two types- deoxyribonucleic acids (DNA) and ribonucleic acids (RNA). This ended the previously theory which had suggested that genes were carried in proteins.
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