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The Marshall W. Nirenberg Papers

Title:
A Symmetrical Pattern in the Genetic Code: The Triplets of Links in the Genetic Material Which Specify the Detailed Structure of Proteins Have Now Been Identified in Sufficient Numbers to Fall into a Regular Pattern pdf (1,390,165 Bytes) ocr (5,554 Bytes)
A Symmetrical Pattern in the Genetic Code: The Triplets of Links in the Genetic Material Which Specify the Detailed Structure of Proteins Have Now Been Identified in Sufficient Numbers to Fall into a Regular Pattern
Description:
This article argues that triplets specifying protein structure have been identified in sufficient numbers to make a pattern clear. The author, a biologist at the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, outlines the characteristics of genetic material, citing Nirenberg's work with poly-U as foundational in understanding the code. Established patterns, unsettled questions, and predictions are covered.
Last sentence on page 8 reads: "On the other hand, if the purine-pyrimidine pairs are fundamental there should be a specific transfer RNA for every one of the 32 pairs, if not a separate one for every triplet." This sentence is very light on the original page and is difficult to read on the image.
Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
16 (1,390,165 Bytes)
Date:
1963-03-19 (March 19, 1963)
Creator:
Eck, Richard V.
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Amino Acids
Nucleotides
RNA, Messenger
Codon
Genetic Code
Exhibit Category:
Translating the Code of Life and the Nobel Prize, 1962-1968
Unique Identifier:
JJBBHC
Accession Number:
2001-009
Document Type:
Articles
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2004-04-08
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