Sir Frederick Bawden

August 18th

He was born on August 18, 1908; He died on February 8, 1972 at the age of 63.

Together with his friends , he discovered in 1937 that the tobacco mosaic virus contained ribonucleic acid. Nucleic acids have subsequently been found in all identifiable viruses. Since the tobacco mosaic virus was first described by Martinus Beijerinck.

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