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The Paul Berg Papers

Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Paul Berg pdf (50,266 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Francis Crick to Paul Berg
Number of Image Pages:
1 (50,266 Bytes)
Date:
1973-10-19 (October 19, 1973)
Creator:
Crick, Francis
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Recipient:
Berg, Paul
Source:
Original Repository: Stanford University Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Paul Berg Papers
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Gabrielle Crick.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
DNA
Exhibit Category:
Protein Synthesis, Tumor Viruses, and Recombinant DNA, 1959-1975
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Francis Crick to Paul Berg (September 18, 1973) pdf (53,626 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Paul Berg to Francis Crick (October 18, 1973) pdf (101,888 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Francis Crick to Paul Berg (October 25, 1973) pdf (50,043 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Paul Berg to Francis Crick (November 5, 1973) pdf (76,240 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Francis Crick to Paul Berg (November 8, 1973) pdf (103,257 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Francis Crick to Paul Berg (November 28, 1973) pdf (158,622 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Paul Berg to Francis Crick (January 3, 1974) pdf (84,591 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Box Number:
3
Unique Identifier:
CDBBBH
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
19th October, 1973
Dear Paul,
I was naturally disappointed not to receive your exciting photos of SV 40 chromatin via the Kornbergs. I understand from Roger that you have said that both the configurations sketched in my letter of 18th September appear in your photos. However I cannot easily see how the description of the doughnut given in your letter to me (undated; received here 5th September) as 100 angstroms thick and "a contour length of 0.1 that of the free circular DNA" can possibly be correct if the DNA has a molecular weight of 3.4 x 10 [to the sixth] and therefore a length, naked, of about 17,000 angstroms. Have you shown that the doughnuts contain the full SV 40 DNA? Or does the written description given in your letter apply to the more extended snake-like forms?
We are still hoping to receive some of your pictures (with dimensions marked on them) but if you and Griffith feel that you cannot release them at this stage I would be glad if you would let me know as soon as possible, as in that case we shall have no choice but to repeat the work independently.
Best wishes to all at Stanford.
Yours sincerely,
Francis
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2008-05-22
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