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The Paul Berg Papers

Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Paul Berg pdf (80,893 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Francis Crick to Paul Berg
Number of Image Pages:
2 (80,893 Bytes)
Date:
1958-09-25 (September 25, 1958)
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):
RNA
Exhibit Category:
From Classical Biochemistry to Molecular Biology, 1952-1959
Box Number:
1
Unique Identifier:
CDBBDH
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
25 September 1958
Dear Paul,
We have Arthur Aronson from Spiegelman's lab. with us this year, and I would like to take the opportunity to turn over to bacteria as a source of soluble RNA. Have you by any chance anything written up about the way you prepare it? If you have we would be most grateful for a copy; even if you have nothing in detail a very rough outline would be of some help.
I am trying to fractionate the soluble RNA to obtain a fraction which will take up one amino acid only, but so far without success. Have you made any progress in trying to pick up small labeled fragments?
Zillig, of Munich, reported at Vienna that he was getting nice bands with high voltage paper electrophoresis, but he was right in the middle of it and wasn't sure whether each band was "pure".
I shall be at Harvard for the Spring term, and may come out west next summer, so perhaps we can arrange to meet on one side or the other.
With best wishes,
Yours ever,
Francis
F.H.C. Crick
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