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A radioactive isotope of phosphorus, widely used to label nucleic acids; it emits a strong beta particle and has a half-life of 14.3 days. 32P was used in the famous Hershey-Chase experiment of 1952. See Chronology.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

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