Jacques Monod


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Noun1.Jacques Monod - French biochemist who (with Francois Jacob) explained how genes are activated and suggested the existence of messenger RNA (1910-1976)Jacques Monod - French biochemist who (with Francois Jacob) explained how genes are activated and suggested the existence of messenger RNA (1910-1976)
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Albert Camus has famously claimed that Jacques Monod was the "only true genius" he had ever known.
They confirmed the prediction made over 60 years ago by Noble-prize-winning biologist Jacques Monod regarding changes in microbial growth rates with limited nutrients (the Monod equation).
He won the Nobel prize jointly with compatriots Andre Lwoff and Jacques Monod "for their discoveries concerning genetic control of enzyme and virus synthesis." His work dealt mainly with the genetic mechanisms in bacteria and he held several prestigious fellowships and received a raft of honorary degrees from around the world.