Caspersson, Torbörn Oskar

Caspersson, Torbörn Oskar
born Oct. 15, 1910, Motala, Swed.

Swedish cell biologist and geneticist.

After receiving his medical degree from the University of Stockholm in 1936, he initiated the use of the ultraviolet microscope to determine the nucleic acid content of cellular structures such as the nucleus and nucleolus. He theorized that nucleic acids must be present for protein synthesis to occur. He was the first to perform cellular chemical studies on the giant chromosomes found in insect larvae. He also investigated the role of the nucleolus in protein synthesis.

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  • Caspersson, Torbörn Oskar — (15 oct. 1910, Motala, Suecia–7 dic. 1997). Biólogo celular y genetista sueco. Después de graduarse como médico en la Universidad de Estocolmo en 1936, inició el empleo del microscopio de luz ultravioleta para determinar el contenido de ácido… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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