Comparison of the Tryptic Peptides of Chemically Induced and Spontaneous Mutants of Tobacco Mosaic Virus
Wittman compares the structural relationship between RNA and corresponding proteins in TMV. As the infecting TMV-RNA induces
the cell to produce new virus particles consisting of RNA and a specific protein, Wittman manipulates the sequence of RNA
bases in order to study the effect on protein synthesis. By elucidating the amino acid sequence of TMV and determining which
amino acid can be substituted for which, Wittman's work is an important contribution to resolving the genetic code.
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1960-12 (December 1960)
[Wittmann, H. G.]
Periodical: [Wittmann, H. G.]. "Comparison of the Tryptic Peptides of Chemically Induced and Spontaneous Mutants of Tobacco Mosaic
Virus." Virology 12, 4 (December 1960): 609-612. Article. 4 Images.
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Tobacco Mosaic Virus
Synthetic RNA and the Poly-U Experiments, 1959-1962