Brenner, Sydney


1927– British scientist who played a major role in the development of molecular genetics and established a major new field of research on the nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans.

Keywords: DNA; genetics; Caenorhabditis elegans

Further Reading

Brenner S (1957) On the impossibility of all overlapping triplet codes in information transfer from nucleic acid to proteins. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 43: 687–694.

Brenner S (1997) Sydney Brenner: A Life in Science told to Lewis Wolpert. London: Science Archive.

Brenner S (1997) Loose Ends. London: Current Biology.

Brenner S, Jacob F and Meselson M (1961) An unstable intermediate carrying information from genes to ribosomes for protein synthesis. Nature 190: 576–581.

Brenner S, Stretton AOW and Kaplan S (1965) Genetic code: the nonsense triplets for chain termination and their suppression. Nature 206: 994–998.

Crick FHC, Barnett L, Brenner S and Watts‐Tobias RJ (1961) General nature of the genetic code for proteins. Nature 192: 1227–1232.

Judson HF (1996) The Eighth Day of Creation: Makers of the Revolution in Biology, expanded edn. Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.

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Witkowski, JA(Jun 2001) Brenner, Sydney. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003570]